White Papers and Webinars

As a national thought leader on surveys in education, My Student Survey will periodically provide posts and white papers that advance various aspects of the field. Below is our series of white papers on engaging stakeholders in students surveys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will also be hosting a series of webinars around these topics.

Webinar #6: Designing Non-Academic Measures within ESSA

Many states are taking advantage of the opportunity to define student success more holistically within their plans for ESSA.  As part of the law, states will include both academic, test-based measures as well as non-academic measures such as student engagement, school climate, and many others.  While ESSA allows for a great amount of flexibility in how states design these non-academic measures, there are important principals of design and backwards planning to consider.  This free webinar will walk through best practices for designing these types of measures, it will outline a method for planning based on eventual uses for the data, and it will walk through an example design process using student engagement as a case study.

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

Webinar #5: ESSA Surveys and Feedback Reports

Many states are considering using surveys as way to measure student engagement, educator engagement, or student climate and safety in their plans for ESSA.  To hear more about various surveys options as well as how to use feedback reports to make survey data actionable, join us for a free webinar on high quality surveys and reports.  We’ll go over some characteristics of high quality surveys and elements we would suggest you include in your feedback reports.   We look forward to hosting you!

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

Webinar #4: Understanding ESSA and Measures of School Quality

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) legislation poses both a challenge and an opportunity for states in several policy areas, including the creation of a system of school accountability.  Join us for a free webinar to learn more about the details of ESSA and hear from state leaders on how they are approaching this challenge.  This webinar is presented as a collaboration between the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), the Education Delivery Institute (EDI), and My Student Survey.  During the session we will go over the changes in ESSA, discuss the implications of the new Measures of School Quality and Student Success (such as student engagement and school climate), and share best practices among members of various state education departments.  Fill out the form below to receive information on how to attend this valuable session.  We look forward to joining you in the conversation!

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

Webinar #3: Introducing the Free SmartSurvey Mobile Application

Introducing the free SmartSurvey Mobile Application by My Student Survey, a unique and innovative tool that can empower teachers and administrators to create and administer surveys to inform and improve teacher practice.  Teachers can administer My Student Survey’s rigorously researched classroom survey (STeP survey) or create their own questions. It can also be used for formative assessments or lesson reviews!  Administrators can use content from our parent, student climate, or staff surveys or they can also create their own surveys.  Plus, they can use the smart phone app to encourage more involvement, send reminders and communicate among participants.   To learn more about this free tool and how this survey application simplifies administering surveys in a classroom, we’ll be hosting a free webinar that will provide a demonstration and sharing of best practices.

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

Webinar #2: Engaging Students in Classroom Surveys

Join us for a free webinar on engaging teachers in student surveys with Ryan Balch, CEO of My Student Survey.  Student surveys of teacher practice have been growing rapidly across the country as a method for providing actionable feedback for teachers.  Ryan Balch is a national thought leader on student surveys and has been working with schools, districts, and states on implementing student surveys since 2008.  He will be sharing best practices for organizations interested in implementing student surveys related to making sure students are engaged in the surveys.  These include cognitive interviews, employing a strategic sampling method, creating video introductions for surveys and having a dialogue between students and teachers about the results.  These techniques can assist with developing buy-in and engagement from students as a means of obtaining valid and reliable results from the surveys.

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

Webinar #1:  Engaging Teachers in Student Surveys

Join us for a free webinar on engaging teachers in student surveys with Ryan Balch, CEO of My Student Survey.  Student surveys of teacher practice have been growing rapidly across the country as a method for providing actionable feedback for teachers.  Ryan Balch is a national thought leader on student surveys and has been working with schools, districts, and states on implementing student surveys since 2008.  He will be sharing best practices for organizations interested in implementing student surveys related to effective communication, essential elements for teacher feedback reports, and methods for identifying invalid surveys.  These techniques can assist with developing buy-in and engagement from teachers as they gain familiarity and comfort with student surveys as a source for feedback and professional growth.

This session has concluded!  Thanks to all those that participated.  You can see a recording of the session HERE.

For more information please contact us with any questions.