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. 

Take the Survey!!

If you have your access code you can take the survey here:  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 
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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. 

Site Coordinators

Welcome SurveyWorks Site Coordinators and thank you for helping your school participate in the SurveyWorks program! Below are materials to help you manage the survey process. 

Questions? Contact Peg Votta or

Communication and Outreach


Communication is key! Check back here often for additional materials to help you communicate the importance of SurveyWorks!


Questions? Contact Peg Votta or

Information for Parents


Welcome to the SurveyWorks Family Page! 


Families are critical to student and school success. Parents and guardians can help schools build upon what is working and provide feedback so schools can improve programs and services. But to do that, schools need to hear from you!

SurveyWorks asks you questions about topics such as family support, school climate and family engagement. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. Surveys are available in English and Spanish and paper surveys are available upon request. 

Below is a link to the actual survey as well as other information that we hope you will find helpful. Thank you for helping to make our schools the best they can be! 

Questions? Contact Peg Votta or


Sample Surveys

Panorama Education

This year, RIDE has formed a partnership with Panorama Education to plan, administer, and collect feedback data. Panorama Education is a Boston-based education-technology company that works with 45 states, more than 7,000 schools, and 300 districts across the country. The Panorama platform and services enable state and LEA partners to administer research-backed surveys and to collect valuable feedback data, offering opportunities for interacting with online reporting, tracking change over time, and using feedback to inform school improvement. You can experience Panorama’s feedback and reporting tools.

Questions? Contact

Response Rates: Updated Weekly

We are now 5 weeks into SurveyWorks administraton. Close to 50,000 students have taken the survey as well as over 6,600 parents and 6,400 teachers/ support professionals.

Below are survey rates as of February 24th, 2017. Thanks to all for your continued efforts and enthusiasm!

Student Survey Results

Teacher / Support Professional Survey Results