GCPS Educational Effectiveness Surveys

  • Each year, to help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools collects feedback from our families, students, and staff members about their school experience. This year, the school district is giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools. 

    Here are key dates and valuable information regarding the survey process for our families, students, and staff: 

    January 4-20, 2023: Staff Surveys are open. (An email was sent to each employee.) 

    January 19-February 3, 2023: Student Survey is open for students in grades 4-12. (This survey will be available in the Student Portal.) 

    February 28-March 10,2023: Family Survey is open. (An email will be sent, via School Messenger, containing the link to the survey on February 28. The survey—available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese— will also be available in the Parent Portal.) 

2023 Educational Effectiveness Survey™ - STUDENT

  • For the 2023 Student Survey, students will be asked to rate their agreement with the statements found below.

     

     

  • Survey for Students in 4th and 5th Grades

    Belonging & Identity

    My school treats everyone fairly

    I feel proud of my school

    In my school, I feel that I belong to a group of friends

    There's at least one adult in this school I can talk to if I have a problem

    I feel good about my family traditions


    Critical Thinking

    I like to imagine new ways to do things

    When my solution to a problem is not working, I stop to think about what might be going

    When I have a problem, I stop to think about different possible solutions

    I am good at finding the best solutions to my problems

    When I have a problem, the first thing I do is break it into smaller steps


    Future Orientation

    I am good at staying focused on my goals

    I know I will graduate from high school

    I have a plan for what I want to do after high school

    I am hopeful about my future


    Perseverance/Stamina

    I am a hard worker

    I finish whatever I begin

    I am not discouraged when things aren't going well


    Interpersonal Skills

    Students are asked to help solve problems in this school

    My teacher tells me how I am doing in class

    Adults in this school help me plan and set goals for my future

    I am respectful of others at this school

    I work well in a group or team

    I can communicate well with people

    I can talk about a problem with a friend without making it worse

    I feel bad when someone gets their feelings hurt

    I am comfortable interacting with people from different backgrounds


    Self-Efficacy & Mindsets

    It's important to me that I improve my skills this year

    I can learn the things taught in school

    What I am doing in school will help me succeed in my life

    How smart I am is something that I can change

    I try things even if I might fail


    Self Management

    I work hard at school

    I concentrate on my schoolwork

    I am aware of my feelings

    I can stop doing something when I know I shouldn't do it

    I can calm myself down when I am excited or upset


    Supportive Learning Environment

    I feel safe at this school

    All students are held to the same behavior rules and expectations

    I enjoy coming to this school

    Students are respectful of others at this school

    In this school, there is at least one adult who knows and cares about me

    Work I do in this school is useful and interesting to me

    Student success is celebrated in this school

    The rules against bullying are enforced by all adults in this school


    Clear & Shared Focus

    In my classes, students are busy doing schoolwork

    My teacher(s) believe student learning is important

    This school is doing a good job of preparing me to do well


    Effective Leadership

    My teacher listens to my ideas and/or things that bother me

    In class we work with other students

    If I want to talk with my teacher, they are available to me

    The principal of this school believes student learning is most important

    My teacher helps me learn in other ways than talking in front of the class

    I often see the principal or administrators around the school talking to students


    High Standards  & Expectations

    My teacher expects me to do my best

    My teacher provides lessons and activities that challenge me to learn

    My teacher expects all students to learn

    I understand the expectations of this school

    All students have opportunities to choose more challenging work

    Students of all races and genders have the same chance for special classes, activities and

    rewards


    Monitoring of Teaching & Learning

    My teacher makes all students talk in class about what we are learning

    My teacher finds other ways for me to learn things I find difficult

    My teacher tells me the reason we do each lesson

    My teacher helps me learn by challenging me with interesting activities in class


    Parent & Community Involvement

    This school lets my family know how well I am doing

    My parents/family feel welcome to visit this school

    This school respects student differences

     

    Survey for Students in 6th—12th Grades

    Belonging & Identity

    This school has effective equity practices for all

    I feel proud of my school

    In my school, I feel that I belong to a group of friends

    There's at least one adult in this school I can talk to if I have a problem

    I feel good about my cultural or ethnic background


    Critical Thinking

    I like to imagine new ways to do things

    When my solution to a problem is not working, I try to figure out what went wrong

    I think of more than one solution when I have a problem

    I am good at figuring out the best solution to problems I'm facing

    I solve problems by first breaking them into smaller steps


    Future Orientation

    I am good at staying focused on my goals

    I know I will graduate from high school

    I have a plan for what I want to do after high school

    I am hopeful about my future


    Perseverance/Stamina

    I am a hard worker

    I finish whatever I begin

    Setbacks don't discourage me


    Interpersonal Skills

    Students are involved in solving problems in this school

    My teacher(s) often tell me how I am doing in their class

    Adults in this school help me plan and set goals for my future

    I am respectful of others at this school

    I work well in a group or team

    I can communicate effectively to a variety of people (audiences)

    I can discuss a problem with a friend without making it worse

    I feel bad when someone gets their feelings hurt

    I am comfortable interacting with people from a different racial or ethnic background


    Self-Efficacy & Mindsets

    It's important to me that I improve my skills this year

    I can learn the things taught in school

    What we do in school will help me succeed in life

    How smart I am is something that I can change

    I try things even if I might fail


    Self Management

    I work hard at school

    I concentrate on my schoolwork

    I pay attention to how I feel

    I can resist doing something when I know I shouldn't do it

    I can calm myself down when I am excited or upset


    Supportive Learning Environment

    I feel safe at this school

    All students are held to the same behavior rules and expectations

    I enjoy coming to this school

    Most students are respectful of others at this school

    In this school, there is at least one adult who knows and cares about me

    Work I do in this school is useful and interesting to me

    Student success is celebrated in this school

    The rules against bullying are enforced by all adults in this school


    Clear & Shared Focus

    In my classes, students are busy doing schoolwork

    My teacher(s) believe student learning is important

    This school is doing a good job of preparing me to succeed in my life


    Effective Leadership

    My teacher(s) listen to my ideas and/or concerns

    In class we often work with other students to solve a problem/do a task

    If I want to talk with my teacher(s), they are available to me

    The principal of this school believes student learning is the #1 priority

    My teacher(s) help me learn in more ways than the teacher just talking in front of class

    I often see the principal or administrators around the school talking to students


    High Standards & Expectations

    My teacher(s) expect me to do my best

    My teacher(s) provide lessons and activities that challenge me to learn

    My teacher(s) expect all students to succeed, no matter who they are

    I understand the expectations of this school

    All students have access to rigorous courses and supports

    Student placement in advanced classes is not influenced by race, gender or socioeconomic

    levels


    Monitoring of Teaching & Learning

    My teacher(s) ask questions of all students, not just some students

    My teacher(s) find other ways for me to learn things I find difficult

    My teacher(s) tell me the purpose for each lesson or activity

    My teacher(s) help me learn by challenging me with interesting activities in class

    Parent & Community Involvement

    This school communicates with my family about how I am doing

    My parents/family feel welcome to visit this school

    This school respects student differences

  • SURVEY ITEMS & CONSTRUCTS: Survey items and constructs are subject to change.

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