The Department of Public Instruction and Cambridge Education have partnered to launch a pilot student survey program in many of NC’s school districts. During a four-week window in Spring 2012, more than 125,000 students in grades K-12 completed an online or paper survey on their learning environment.

Students completed either a short or long version of the Tripod Survey. Dr. Ron Ferguson from Harvard University designed the survey and analyzes data to assist schools and districts with school improvement efforts. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used a version of the Tripod Survey in its Measures of Effective Teaching Project.

Teachers who participated in the pilot will receive access to an online portal where they can see their survey results in late summer 2012. School and district administrators will be able to view aggregate results.

To find out more about the pilot program, please visit Tripod Project*Cambridge Education

Dr. Ferguson visited North Carolina’s Educator Effectiveness Work Group in May 2011 to discuss the Tripod Survey and its findings.

Dr. Ferguson’s Presentation
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