The 2020-21 PPS Successful Schools Survey gathers student, family, and staff feedback
On Monday, February 8, Portland Public Schools will begin the annual Successful Schools Survey that allows us to gather data to make informed decisions about school climate and culture. The survey window will run to March 12 for students, staff and leaders, and to March 19 for families.
Four segments of the PPS community will take part in the anonymous survey:
- Students in grades 3 through 12 will cover teacher-student relationships, sense of belonging, school safety and climate, engagement, cultural awareness, and diversity and inclusion.
- All PPS families will cover school fit, school climate, barriers to engagement, and school safety.
- All PPS staff will cover school climate, relationships, educating students, growth mindset, staff-family relationships, and school safety.
- All PPS building leaders will cover school climate, staff-family relationships, district leadership relationships, overall district engagement, professional learning, feedback and coaching, and staff engagement. The survey will also cover additional questions to account for comprehensive distance learning this year.
The Successful Schools Survey will be completed online and made available via a link. Students will be provided the link, access code and time during the school day to complete the survey. Families will receive communication from their schools with the link to the survey. Staff and school leaders will receive a link to their respective surveys. The Successful Schools Survey will take individuals approximately 15-30 minutes to complete and will be accessible in English, Spanish, Russian, Somali, Vietnamese and Chinese. Paper copies will be made available by each school upon request.