The SAIS School Community Feedback Survey is designed to help schools gather data on how well the school is meeting expectations of parents and families, faculty and staff, and current upper school students.

Overview of Survey Questions and School Report

The survey has been updated to reflect current events and concerns that schools are facing. Schools should preview the surveys to make sure they are appropriate for your school audiences.

Schools can choose to remove questions or selections as appropriate for your school and culture. Schools also have the ability to add their own questions for an additional fee.

After completing the demographic questions, respondents are asked to provide feedback in eleven different categories from mission and engagement to safety and security. Within each category are specific items.

CategoryIndividual Items
Mission and EngagementMission alignment, connection to school community, respect, and trust
Curriculum and ProgramAcademic standards, course offerings, requirements outside school hours, technology, academic support, social-emotional learning, global learning, inclusion, environmental and character education, off campus and service learning, and facilities
Life and Learning SkillsCollaboration and teamwork, connectedness, empathy, creative and critical thinking, verbal and written communication, citizenship, leadership, perseverance, resilience, organization, self-control, and time management
Student SupportPhysical health, social-emotional well being, discipline and behavioral expectations, academic success, and transition to the next academic level
Classroom ExperienceCare and concern of faculty, inspirational and motivating faculty, subject area and grade level expertise of faculty, assessment, class size, gender and racial diversity of faculty
AdministrationWelcoming, accessible, responsive, communicative on school matters
AthleticsVariety of offerings, quality of program, opportunity to participate
Fine ArtsVariety of offerings, quality of program, opportunity to participate
Clubs and Co-curricularsVariety of offerings, quality of program, opportunity to participate
Campus Safety and SecurityFacilities and grounds, event security, transportation safety
Welcoming and Inclusive CommunitySocioeconomic, race and ethnicity, physical ability, sexual identity, intellectual ability, political affiliation, religious beliefs
Dining Services (optional)Quality of offerings, variety of offerings, healthy options
Uniforms and Dress Code (optional)Uniform provider, quality and fit, variety of options, cost and value
Faith-based Curriculum and ProgramFaith-based curriculum, Biblical worldview, religious course offerings and requirements, spiritual development, worship services, service learning, retreats, mission work, and faith-based extracurricular opportunities

At the item level, respondents indicate to what extent the school is meeting their expectations. The respondent also answers whether or not they would recommend the school with an opportunity to provide narrative comments. The sample question below shows how the survey question will appear for stakeholders.


Survey Preview

The survey has been updated to reflect current events and concerns that schools are facing. Please preview the surveys to make sure they are appropriate for your environment. Non-member schools who wish to preview the surveys, please contact surveys@sais.org.

School Report

Results from the survey are compiled and sent to the school approximately 10-14 days after the survey closes. Reports are presented with comparison ready disaggregation of stakeholder groups. There is no individual identifying information in the reports to maintain the anonymity of the respondents.

Survey Deployment Schedule and Messaging

COMMUNICATIONRESPONSIBLILITYTIME FRAME
Register for the survey and submit stakeholder email addressesSchoolMinimum 10 days prior to deployment
Pre-survey notificationSchool3-5 days prior to survey deployment
Survey deploymentSAISDeployment date
First reminderSAIS2-3 days after deployment
Second reminderSchool (typically as part of a pre-scheduled newsletter or communication)3-5 days after deployment
Third and final reminderSAIS5-7 days after deployment
Survey closesSAIS7-10 days after deployment
Thank you noteSchoolAfter the survey closes; either before or after you have received results
Results sent to schoolSAISApproximately 14 days after survey closes
Sample verbiage for your communication pieces will be included in your registration confirmation.

Survey Costs Through 6/30/22

SAIS MEMBER SCHOOL SURVEYS
-Parent$300
-Faculty/Staff$250
-Student (grades 9-12 only)$250
NON-MEMBER SCHOOL SURVEYS (includes any/all above surveys)$1,000
CUSTOM QUESTIONS
-Open-Ended$25
-Matrix, Rating, or Multiple Choice$50
CUSTOM DEBRIEF Virtual workshop to debrief results$400

Survey Costs After 7/1/22

SAIS MEMBER SCHOOL SURVEYS
-Parent, Faculty/Staff, and Student (grades 9-12 only)$400 ea
-Combo Pack (all three)$1,000
NON-MEMBER SCHOOL SURVEYS (Parent, Faculty/Staff, and/or Student)
*Individual surveys not available for non-member schools.
$1,500
CUSTOM QUESTIONS
-Open-Ended, Matrix, Rating, or Multiple Choice$50 ea
CUSTOM DEBRIEF Virtual workshop to debrief results$400

Custom Virtual Workshop

An optional custom virtual workshop is available for $400. This will provide an in-depth and personalized analysis and is delivered as a 75-minute live virtual session. You will have the opportunity to purchase this workshop when you receive your survey results.

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