SurveyWorks Resource Center
SurveyWorks is Rhode Island's Education Survey Suite.
The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) conducts annual surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff as part of a coordinated effort to improve schools. This site provides information about the surveys and will be updated regularly to keep schools and communities informed.
When will the surveys be available?
- Student, Teacher, and Support Professional Surveys: Monday January 16th – Friday March 31st
- Family Survey: Monday February 6th - Friday March 31st
What topics will be on the surveys?
Each survey is tailored to the stakeholder group. The survey topics were selected by a broad cross section of focus groups across Rhode Island including teachers, school counselors, parents, and students. More information about each survey as well as sample surveys are below.
If you have your access code you can take the survey here: https://surveys.panoramaed.com/ride/login If you do not know your access code, please contact your school.
RIDE celebrates Orlo Avenue School for SurveyWorks success! Yanaiza Gallant, principal of Orlo Avenue School in East Providence explains: "We only get better with feedback. We don’t know what we don’t know.” Gallant took advantage of every opportunity, including snow days, to encourage parents to take the survey. She uses social media like Facebook to reach her community Her post reads: “Happy Snow Day!!!
Wondering what to do?? Maybe a short Survey expressing your thoughts about our educational environment? Was that convincing enough 😂 😂
Honestly, WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Feedback is the only way to know what is working and what can use improvement!! We GROW by listening to each other!"
In her Monday morning community meetings, Gallant provided computers for parents and had a translator available. She promoted the survey through the PTA. She sent students home with stickers, reminding parents to take the survey. And she got the students involved by providing a special incentive. If parents took the survey, they could send in a slip with the name of their child's teacher. The class with the highest number of responses would get an extra recess. Gallant really wants to hear from her entire school community and she knows that her parents believe she listens to them.