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Survey Update – Sex, Sex Inclusive, and Gender Identity Print or save as PDF

What is changing?

We have revised the wording of the OurSCHOOL Sex and Gender Identity demographic questions and have added additional question options to better reflect your school context.


Why the change?

As one of the factors contributing to the OurSCHOOL replica line, all students participating in the survey are asked to report their sex. In an effort to increase inclusivity for those who gender identify differently, new Sex and Gender Identity items were introduced in 2016. Since this pilot, we have continued to monitor changes to legislation and curriculums, and to review feedback from our members about these new questions.

Based on recommendations by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust and Rainbow Health Ontario in Canada; the Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria in Australia; the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Center for Transgender Equality in the United States, we have developed a new suite of inclusive and appropriately targeted items.


What does this mean for you?

As of September 2019, we are pleased to offer our members the increased flexibility of choosing from among three sex and gender identity items, which are available at both the elementary and secondary levels. Students continue to have the option to skip each version of this demographic question if they choose to do so. 

During survey composing, you will be able to choose from the following updated questions:

  Sex Sex Inclusive Gender Identity
Elementary   

Are you:

a) A boy
b) A girl

Are you:

a) A boy
b) A girl
c) I prefer not to respond

Do you think of yourself as:

a) A boy 
b) A girl
c) In another way
d) I prefer not to respond

Secondary   

Are you:

a) Male 
b) Female

Are you:

a) Male 
b) Female
c) I prefer not to respond

Do you think of yourself as:

a) Male 
b) Female
c) In another way
d) I prefer not to respond

 

For further information, please contact your Account Success Manager directly or email support@thelearningbar.com.

 

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