School Assessment Surveys
Click on the titles below to see samples of the surveys. Feel free to navigate through the instrument to get a better sense of the organization and content. The instrument is set for demonstration purposes only, so no results will be produced.
Transforming Concepts of a World-Class Organization (WCO) Survey : The concepts in this survey are commonalities for both private and public sector organizations that tend to produce excellent performance over time. Under each broad concept are specific practices that allow the concept to flourish.
Quality Concepts (QC) Survey : Quality is a nebulous term that is hard to define but easy to recognize when it is practiced. This survey includes concepts and practices that reflect the level of quality present throughout all levels in any organization.
Test Support and Deterrent Analysis : Test scores are commonly used to evaluate the quality of educational programs or to compare individuals or groups from one testing point to another to assess “growth.” If the scores do not support what we hope to see, a common conclusion is that some limitations must exist within the instructional program that require ‘fixing.” When educators draw this conclusion, they are assuming that the only variable that affects test scores is program quality. This, however, is not the case. This survey assesses six factors that affect test scores.
What Works in Schools: This instrument assesses perceptions about the performance of a school based on 11 factors associated with the largest student achievement gains as reported in educational research studies. The results of the survey will help to pinpoint the most likely areas that will need to be addressed to increase student achievement in a school or district. The complete What Works in Schools survey includes three parts.
Part 1: School-Level Factors
Part 2: Teacher-Level Factors
Part 3: Student-Level Factors
Note: Although each part may be administered separately, the three parts are considered as one instrument.
$50 - Each individual assessed using the same questions and format in the sample instrument ($75 out-of-state)
$50 - Additional setup charge per hour to customize the sample instrument.
Paper versions of each instrument are found in the Leading for Results Academy course materials and may be used free of charge. Users are responsible for collecting and tabulating their own data when paper instruments are used.
Contact the ND LEAD Center to secure authorization to use any online instrument or for more information.