The Student Voice Survey is a required component of the Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) that informs an educator's professional practice rating and provides an opportunity for other professionals to receive formative feedback from students related to their learning experiences. State regulation (704 KAR 3:370) requires that the survey be administered annually to a minimum of one (1) district designated group of students in grades 3-12 per other professional who directly instructs students during the school year.
The survey asks questions of students that assess seven constructs of student engagement targets: support, transparency, understanding, discipline, engagement, nurture, and trust. The student voice survey provides evidences for reflection in order to improve culture and professional practices.
Results from validated survey questions provide reliable feedback to library media specialists and guidance counselors regarding their professional practice as it relates to Domains 2 and 3 of the Kentucky Framework for Teaching: Specialist Framework.
The survey for speech-language pathologists has been revised and continues to undergo the validation process. For the 2016-17 school year, survey results should not be used as evidence in the evaluation process. However, survey results as well as other district-approved student perception surveys may be used to inform practice.
For more information on Student Voice for Other Professionals, review the Other Modes of Implementation Guide.