How do stakeholders perceive your school?
Savvy school leaders know external consultants provide the most efficient management of objective surveys. Our experienced team assists schools in gaining the insightful information needed to assess, plan and execute perception-changing strategies, all at affordable rates. We ensure confidentiality of participant responses and prioritize valid and reliable survey questions and results.
To help independent schools stay abreast of constituent perceptions and inform planning to achieve desired objectives, School Strategies and Solutions offers customized and proven-effective institutional surveys that gather timely and applicable data. We spend time understanding your needs and coordinating your surveys with ongoing projects such as accreditation self-assessments and exit interviews with departing families. We consult and assist in designing your survey with a focus on the school’s mission. Together with school personnel, we create a participant recruitment schedule and the messaging that encourages survey participation. Schools can choose whether they will invite participants via an internal administrator or allow Schoolstrat to contact the target population directly.
During the survey design process, we incorporate specific questions for which the school desires feedback, and also offer a selection of customized items from our comprehensive question bank. Editing of inquiries for purposes of brevity, clarity and appropriateness will take place as necessary.
Schoolstrat consultants conduct survey analyses on gathered data to provide insights on program assessment and review, needs assessment, benchmarking, and higher-order analyses. Our goal is to have the data-viewing audience understand the results of respondent feedback and utilize them effectively. Data analysis reports to school clients include the raw data and/or brief executive summaries along with appropriate illustrative tables and charts. All data analyses are distributed to the appropriate administrators at the school, and our professional staff will be available for in-person reporting, conference call discussion or written inquiries.