The Student Voice Survey is a classroom level reporting system used to provide formative feedback and evidence of effectiveness to classroom teachers and school administrators. Additionally, it is one source of evidence used to determine an educator's Overall Professional Practice Rating.
Teachers and administrators garner this valuable feedback via an on-line survey of 3rd through 12th grade students, who report on their classroom experiences including teaching practices and learning conditions.
2014-15 Student Voice Survey Windows
For the 2014-15 SY, there are Fall and Spring Student Voice Survey windows available to gather student perception. The Fall window occurs from November 3rd through November 21st. The Spring window occurs from March 4th through March 25th. Districts may elect to participate in one or both survey windows.
Student Voice Background
The Student Voice Survey questions are aligned to The Kentucky Framework for Teaching, which was adapted from the Charlotte Danielson framework for teaching. Districts are encouraged to share the Student Voice Survey questions. The 3-5 and 6-12 Student Voice Survey questions are available in the toolkit to the right. Read more about student surveys from Sarah Brown Wessling, a National Teacher of the Year, in a Q and A titled "They Are the Experts".
The effective use of student voice surveys is featured in the Gates Foundation MET Project. Using a sample of over 44,500 students, the results of the MET study in December 2010 and January 2012 reinforce a growing consensus that integrating student survey assessment results with high-quality observations and student growth scores on achievement tests creates a much more valid and reliable teacher evaluation system compared to current standard practices. More information can be found in the recently released MET Project Policy and Practitioner Brief and in Asking Students About Teaching.