Mequon-Thiensville School District

District Surveys

MTSD Stakeholder Survey Schedule

Survey Title

 

Survey description

Month of distribution Results available by:


September Family Survey

 

This survey provides an opportunity to gather family feedback regarding the experience with the Mequon-Thiensville School District thus far. This information will help us continue to improve our approach to supporting students and their families as we prepare and plan to open our schools each year. Click to learn more about the survey and view results.

 

Late September

 

Mid-October


Staff Safety Survey

  MTSD employees have the opportunity to let the safety team know how they feel about safety in the district and across our schools through an annual survey. The survey covers awareness, culture, communication, and provides a place for open-ended comments.


Mid-October


November

Employee Pulse Survey #1  

Employee participation in this survey helps us to determine meaningful ways to recognize staff accomplishments. It will also be utilized to obtain an understanding on how employees may be supported at their school or work site. 


Mid-October


November

 

Student Pulse Survey #1

 

Student pulse surveys are given once per trimester to students in grades 2-12 to measure engagement indices such as drive, preparation, and connectedness. The results from the pulse surveys are used as formative pieces of data with the classroom teacher, principal, and social emotional coach to inform next steps as it pertains to the line items and how students responded. Please see below for more information about Student Pulse Surveys.

 

Mid-November

 


December

 

Climate & Culture Survey

  In order to understand perceptions of our schools’ and our district’s climate and culture, we invite MTSD parents and guardians to participate in a survey focusing on  seven categories including: Student Relationships, Learning Environment, Safety & Well-Being, Physical Environments, Contracted Services, Family Engagement, and Overall District Quality. Schools and the district use these results to enhance the educational experience for all students and families while monitoring progress toward strategic goals. Click to learn more about the survey and view last year's results.

 

 

December

 

 

Late December

 

Student Pulse Survey #2

  Student pulse surveys are given once per trimester to students in grades 2-12 to measure engagement indices such as drive, preparation, and connectedness. The results from the pulse surveys are used as formative pieces of data with the classroom teacher, principal, and social emotional coach to inform next steps as it pertains to the line items and how students responded. Please see below for more information about Student Pulse Surveys.
Mid-February


March
Employee Pulse Survey #2   Employee participation in this survey helps us to determine meaningful ways to recognize staff accomplishments. It will also be utilized to obtain an understanding on how employees may be supported at their school or work site.  Mid-February
March

 

 

Student Engagement Survey

  MTSD contracts with School Perceptions LLC to facilitate an annual survey for all students in Grades 4-12 to assess school climate and student engagement.  The goal of the survey is to identify how MTSD staff can support each student to ensure lifelong success. Survey questions are asked across seven indicators including Connectedness, Drive, Citizenship/Leadership, Preparation, Social & Emotional Aptitude, Wellness, and Academics & Career Planning. The data from this survey is used to inform Milestone 7, which reflects the percentage of students who participated in the survey whose average level of engagement across all survey questions was greater than or equal to 3.0 on a 4.0 scale as measured on an annual student engagement survey. Click here to learn more about this survey and view last year's results.

 

 


Mid-March

 





Late April

Spring Family Survey
  This survey provides an opportunity to gather family feedback regarding the experience with the Mequon-Thiensville School District later in the school year. This information will help us continue to improve our approach to supporting students and their families as we prepare and plan to close out the school year.

 

Late March

 

April

Employee Experience Survey

  Every spring, we ask our employees to provide us with feedback about their experiences working in MTSD. Our responses about communication, leadership, compensation, etc., and the additional comments provide helpful insights that our leaders use to improve our experiences and help make MTSD a workplace of choice.

 

Mid-May

 

June


Student Pulse Survey #3
  Student pulse surveys are given once per trimester to students in grades 2-12 to measure engagement indices such as drive, preparation, and connectedness. The results from the pulse surveys are used as formative pieces of data with the classroom teacher, principal, and social emotional coach to inform next steps as it pertains to the line items and how students responded. Please see below for more information about Student Pulse Surveys.

 

Late May

 

June

 

Student Pulse Surveys

Student pulse surveys will be administered three times during the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Tri 1: November 7-11
  • Tri 2: February 6-10
  • Tri 3: May 22-25

The pulse survey will be administered to all students in grades 2-12. The following questions (Drive Index) are asked to all students in grades 2-12: 

  • My classes challenge me.
  • When I accomplish/learn a skill, I push myself to learn something new.
  • If I commit to a task I will do what it takes to get it done.
  • I put my best effort into my school work.
  • I am able to get through challenging times.

The following questions (Preparation Index) will be asked to all students in grades 6-12:

  • I believe what I am learning in school is preparing me for next year.
  • I explore careers/jobs that may interest me after high school.
  • I set goals for the school year.
  • I believe what I am learning in school will help me to be successful in life.

In elementary schools, students take it during their ICC time and it is administered by their Social Emotional Coach. The other grades choose an hour and have students complete it during that time. Pulse surveys shouldn't take more than 5-7 minutes to complete. 

The results from the pulse surveys are used as formative pieces of data with the classroom teacher, principal and SEC.  The results are used to inform next steps as it pertains to the line items and how students responded. 

Parents/guardians always have an option to opt their child out of a survey, and they may do so by emailing their building principal.