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Content Considerations

A number of the items refer to specific time frames or specifically mention the class environment and teaching practices. 

New this year!

Now available: Transition Back to School content

At this time we are unable to change any survey text within the system, therefore all of the question roots will stay the same and we will not be changing the landing page text; therefore, schools will need to  provide clear instructions along with the login information for their students.
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Finally, given the current climate, as well as the fact that students may be surveying from home, it is possible that the survey results will differ from historic results. We therefore recommend caution when interpreting the results, especially the classroom evaluative measures (effective learning time, expectations for success, relevance, rigour, positive teacher-student relations, and positive learning climate).

Before getting started this year, please review the list of measures below and take the time to review our Knowledge Base articles: 

Also, consider using some of our templates and resources to circulate information directly to the survey participants and/or their caregivers: 


List of measures with specific reference to school environment or time frames:

Elementary 

“In the last 4 weeks”

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • Participation in sports and clubs
  • Positive Relationships
  • Student Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • Advocacy at school
  • Tobacco/Marijuana/Alcohol/Gambling/Other drugs (past year)
  • Rick Hansen - volunteering

Text specific to school environment

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • Sense of Belonging “At school”
  • Positive Teacher-student relations (“In our school”)
  • Expectations for Academic Success (“In our school”)
  • Positive Learning Climate (“In our school”)
  • Effective learning time “My teacher uses our class time to help us learn”
  • Rigour “When we start a lesson” and “Class lessons are well planned”
  • School safety

Secondary 

“In the last 4 weeks”

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • Participation in sports and clubs
  • Positive Relationships
  • Truancy
  • Student Behaviour
  • Bullying
  • School safety
  • Tobacco/Marijuana/Alcohol/Gambling/Other drugs (past year)
  • Rick Hansen - volunteering

“In the last 2 weeks”

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • Interest and motivation
  • Effort
  • Skills-Challenge
  • Relevance
  • Rigour
  • Effective learning time

Text specific to school environment

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • Sense of Belonging “At school”
  • Career Pathways - “In the past 3 months”
  • Positive Teacher-student relations (“In our school”)
  • Expectations for Academic Success (“In our school”)
  • Positive Learning Climate (“In our school”)
  • Rick Hansen Measures

 

Parent 

“In the last 4 weeks”

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • has your child felt excluded by other students for any of the following reasons?
  • do you feel your child was treated unfairly by school staff...

Text to consider

Measure Briefing Notes link

  • “how much time does your child spend doing homework"
  • "how much time do you spend helping your child with homework"
  • "how much time would you like to see your child doing homework”

Consider using some of our templates and resources to circulate information directly to the survey participants and/or their caregivers: