Benchmark Reports

Each year the Center works with public districts across America to gather input from all stakeholder groups.  We compile the results of our survey data into Research Reports that illustrate issues and trends from the perspective of each stakeholder group.  Our published reports provide school leaders, district leaders, school board members, researchers, journalists, and others access to the results of our four primary stakeholder assessments.  Each of these available research reports is outlined in detail below:

To access details, click on the appropriate report below:
 - School Climate & Culture Benchmark Report
 - Parent Engagement & Satisfaction Benchmark Report
 - Student Engagement & Satisfaction Benchmark Report
 - Teacher Attitudes & Beliefs Benchmark Report

Interesting in conducting one of these surveys at your school or school districts?  Contact us at 888.368.2374 or email us at info@ncfsl.org.  To view our current calendar of research projects including these surveys, please click here.

The cost of these research reports can be credit towards a survey in your district for up to 12 months following your purchase!  Simply let us know the name and email address used to purchase the download or hardcopy report and we will apply the cost towards your survey administration.  Please note: the survey must match the research report purchased and only one report can be credited per survey.


 

School Climate & Culture Benchmark Report


Formats Available
 - PDF Download ($95)
 - Hardcopy Report ($95 + $15 Shipping)
 - Both: Hardcopy plus PDF ($125 + $15 Shipping)

This benchmark report contains a comprehensive presentation of School Climate and Culture survey data collected by the Center over a four year period of time. The survey is based on input from all employee groups within public school districts. The report includes analysis of our findings including a review of our key observations, results of focus group discussions with actual respondents, complete item-level data reporting, and a comprehensive respondent demographic breakdown.

About the Survey.  Our School Climate & Culture survey was initially developed in 2002 and has been improved over the past 11 years based on the evolving needs of our clients.  The survey instrument is used to collect input from school and school district employees including all employee groups.  The survey is designed to measure a range of organizational issues including employee morale, commitment to the organization, school pride, trust in the organization, nature of the existing culture, overall health of the work environment and leadership effectiveness.  For more information on this survey, please click here.

Who should read this report?  Superintendents, school board members, principals and school administrations, school district administrators, education researchers, consultants, teacher union representatives and educators.

The National Center of School Leadership compiles results to this specific survey each year with hundreds of schools from across the United States.  Our goal is to produce high-quality data and analysis to assist school leaders and district leaders to continually improve all facets of their schools. 

About the Report:

Pages: 374
Survey Respondents:  All School and School District Employees
# of Questions:
75
# of Respondents surveyed:
71,673
Timeframe of survey data:  October 2009 thru June 2013

Table of Content | School Climate and Culture Benchmark Report

 

The results of each question in our School Climate and Culture survey are broken down by the following categorizations:

  • By School Type
  • By Ethnicity
  • By Gender
  • By Title I Status of School
  • By Free and Reduced Lunch Percentile of School
  • By Academic Ranking of the School


Interesting in conducting this survey at your school or school districts?  Contact us at 888.368.2374 or email us at info@ncfsl.org.  To view our current calendar of research projects including this survey, please click hereAlso you may apply the purchase price of this report to the cost of administering this same survey at your school or district for 12 months following your purchase.  Ask us for details!

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Parent Engagement & Satisfaction Benchmark Report

 

Formats Available
 - PDF Download ($75)
 - Hardcopy Report ($75 + $15 Shipping)
 - Both: Hardcopy plus PDF ($105 + $15 Shipping)

This benchmark report contains a comprehensive presentation of Parent Engagement and Satisfaction survey data collected by the Center over the past four years. We solicited input from a wide range of parents using both online survey and paper/pencil based surveys.  The survey respondents include parents with students across all grades.  The parents in the sample include parents from a wide range of income and ethnic groups.  The report breaks down results which allows the reader to compare results from parents in high-vs-low socio-economic populations high-vs-low performing schools. The report includes analysis of our findings including complete item-level data reporting, and a comprehensive respondent demographic breakdown.

About the Survey.  Our Parent Engagement and Satisfaction survey is actively used each year by public school districts to collect input from parents.  The survey is designed to measure a range of issues including overall satisfaction with the school, level of engagement between school and parents, quality of interaction between school and parents, parent perceptions on school services, and communication between home and school, attitudes towards homework, responsiveness to student needs and capability of parents to monitor student progress.  For more information on this survey, please click here.

Who should read this report?  Superintendents, school board members, principals and school administrations, school district administrators, education researchers, consultants, teacher union representatives and educators.

The National Center of School Leadership compiles results to this specific survey each year with hundreds of schools from across the United States.  Our goal is to produce high-quality data and analysis to assist school leaders and district leaders to continually improve all facets of their schools. 

About the Report:

Pages: 261
Survey Respondents:  Parents of school age children
# of Questions:
63
# of Respondents surveyed:
122,782
Timeframe of survey data:  October 2009 thru June 2013

Questions and the associated responses in the Parent Engagement Survey are classified across the following dimensions:

  • Academics
  • Communication
  • Discipline and Respect
  • Homework
  • Monitoring Student Progress
  • Outreach and Engagement
  • Quality and Satisfaction
  • Responsiveness
  • School Climate
  • School Pride

The results of each question in our Parent Engagement and Satisfaction survey are broken down by the following categorizations:

  • By School Type
  • By Ethnicity
  • By Grade Level of Student
  • By Means of Contact
  • By School Performance
  • By Source of Information for Parents
  • By Title I Status of School
  • By Free and Reduced Lunch Percentile of School
  • By Academic Ranking of the School

 

Interesting in conducting this survey at your school or school districts?  Contact us at 888.368.2374 or email us at info@ncfsl.org.  To view our current calendar of research projects including this survey, please click here. Also you may apply the purchase price of this report to the cost of administering this same survey at your school or district for 12 months following your purchase.  Ask us for details!

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Student Engagement & Satisfaction Benchmark Report


Formats Available
 - PDF Download ($75)
 - Hardcopy Report ($75 + $15 Shipping)
 - Both: Hardcopy plus PDF ($105 + $15 Shipping)

This benchmark report contains a comprehensive presentation of Student Engagement and Satisfaction survey data collected by the Center over the past four years. We conduct surveys with students using both online survey and paper/pencil based survey.  The survey respondents include secondary students in grades 6 thru 12.  The sample represents students of a diverse range of ethnicities and socio-economic backgrounds.  The report breaks down results which allows the reader to compare results from students based on a number of different demographic variables including whether the student works, is involved in extracurricular activities and what the students plans are after high school graduation. The report includes complete item-level data reporting and a comprehensive respondent demographic breakdown.

About the Survey.  Our Student Engagement and Satisfaction is our most popular survey instrument and is used each year by public school districts to collect input from secondary students.  In the context of the survey, we explore a range of issues including student engagement in their instruction, perceptions of teacher flexibility in instructional practice, quality of relationship with adults in the school, involvement in extracurricular activities and its impact on student views on various factors. For more information on this survey, please click here.

Who should read this report?  Superintendents, school board members, principals and school administrations, school district administrators, education researchers, consultants, teacher union representatives and educators.

The National Center of School Leadership compiles results to this specific survey each year with hundreds of schools from across the United States.  Our goal is to produce high-quality data and analysis to assist school leaders and district leaders to continually improve all facets of their schools. 

About the Report:

Pages: 189
Survey Respondents:  Secondary students in grades 6 thru 12
# of Questions:
45
# of Respondents surveyed:
230,083
Timeframe of survey data:  October 2009 thru June 2013

Questions and the associated responses in the Student Engagement Survey are classified across the following dimensions:

  • School Climate
  • Positive Relationships
  • Voice and Choice
  • Feedback & Goal Setting
  • Engaged Learning
  • Flexible Teaching Styles

The results of each question in our Student Engagement and Satisfaction survey are broken down by the following categorizations:

  • By School Type
  • By Ethnicity
  • By Grade Level of Student
  • By Gender of Student
  • By Extracurricular Activities of Student
  • By Job Status of Student
  • By Post Graduation Plans
  • By Title I Status of School
  • By Free and Reduced Lunch Percentile of School
  • By Academic Ranking of the School

 

Interesting in conducting this survey at your school or school districts?  Contact us at 888.368.2374 or email us at info@ncfsl.org.  To view our current calendar of research projects including this survey, please click here. Also you may apply the purchase price of this report to the cost of administering this same survey at your school or district for 12 months following your purchase.  Ask us for details!

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Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs Benchmark Report


Formats Available
 - PDF Download ($75)
 - Hardcopy Report ($75 + $15 Shipping)
 - Both: Hardcopy plus PDF ($105 + $15 Shipping)

This benchmark report contains survey data collected through our newest survey, the Teachers Attitudes and Beliefs survey. The survey respondents include certified teachers including classroom teachers, special education teachers, gifted education teachers, special area teachers and media specialist who are certified teachers.  The survey was first conducted in Spring of 2011 with teachers from a limited number of of schools.   The report breaks down results which allows the reader to compare results from sub-groups of teachers based on a number of school-related and demographic variables. The report includes complete item-level data reporting and a comprehensive respondent demographic breakdown.

About the Survey.  Our Teachers Attitudes and Beliefs survey is our newest survey instrument. It was designed by the Center in response to request by our clients for more detailed feedback from certified teachers on curriculum and instruction practices.  The scope of this survey includes topics such as perceptions on current instructional practices in the school, quality and usefulness of resources provided to teachers, and views on education policy and profession. For more information on this survey, please click here.

Who should read this report?  Superintendents, school board members, principals and school administrations, school district administrators, education researchers, consultants, teacher union representatives and educators.

The National Center of School Leadership conducted this survey for the first time in the Spring of 2011.  Our goal is to gain a better understanding of teacher opinions on curriculum and instruction related matters as well as policy issues currently being discussed and proposed in and for public schools today.

About the Report:

Pages: 290
Survey Respondents:  Certified Teachers
# of Questions:
95
Timeframe of survey data:  April 2011 thru June 2013

Questions and the associated responses in the Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs survey are classified across the following dimensions:

  • Curriculum Resources
  • Instructional Practices
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Professional Development
  • The State of Education – State
  • The State of Education – Federal
  • The Value of Parents
  • Student Relationships
  • Use of Technology
  • Resources for Teachers
  • Teaching as a Profession

The results of each question in our Teacher Attitudes and Beliefs survey are broken down by the following categorizations:

  • By School Type
  • By Ethnicity
  • By Grade Level(s) Taught
  • By Title I Status of School
  • By Free and Reduced Lunch Percentile of School
  • By Academic Ranking of the School

 

Interesting in conducting this survey at your school or school districts?  Contact us at 888.368.2374 or email us at info@ncfsl.org.  To view our current calendar of research projects including this survey, please click here. Also you may apply the purchase price of this report to the cost of administering this same survey at your school or district for 12 months following your purchase.  Ask us for details!

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