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Using student voice to guide your school improvement planning

As school leaders you are faced with many questions when it comes to school culture; how engaged are the students, are they happy and challenged at school, what is impacting their success? Involving your students in data analysis, planning, and interventions provides you with a complete picture of what happens in your school and contributes to a positive school culture for your students’ learning and personal growth!

Collaborating with Students to Improve School Climate

Watch Pierre Plourde, Principal at George Street Middle School, and his students as they discuss the collaborative process of analyzing their data. Using “think tanks”, students have the opportunity to make recommendations, which are shared with staff as part of the school’s improvement planning process.



Find Out How Your School Can Involve Students in Data Analysis

Involving students in planning decisions can bring about valuable opportunities for change at your school. The resources linked below will guide your teams in this process.

  • Video: Hear how one school district engages students to develop action plans for improvement: Hear Dr. Marianne Barrett, Associate Superintendent, St. Albert Public School District present how they involve students in district planning.
  • Worksheet - Student Voice Action Plan: Use this 4-step worksheet with your staff to examine ideas for incorporating student voice, then draft an action plan to integrate your team’s ideas.
  • Video: Hear New Maryland Elementary Grade 4 and Grade 5 Students explain how they used their data to improve their school!
  • Worksheet - Students Using Data: Give your students an opportunity to become involved in data analysis and be a part of school growth planning.

While surveying may seem challenging under current circumstances, there are many ways you can continue collecting and tracking student perception data to help support students during this time. Contact us for additional supports and ideas!


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