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.
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.
Student Voice in the OPGES Pilot
Studnt Voice for the OPGES Pilot will only be administered in the spring. The survey will not be completed in Infinite Campus, but rather through an alternative method. Specific details will be communicated in the spring.
The OPGES Steering Committee is currently evaluating the questions in the Student Voice Survey to determine their applicability to the unique situations of Other Professionals.
OPGES Student Voice Decision Rules This document provides guidance on how Student Voice will be administered to students who work with Other Professionals.