In 2017, Arlington Public Schools, in conjunction with the assistance of survey company K12 Insight, conducted the biannual Site-Based Survey. The Site-Based Surveys are designed to provide school-level feedback from students, teachers, and parents on issues including school climate, instructional support, cultural competence, and related information.
Responses collected in the survey are shared in aggregate with principals in the schools, and some items are directly comparable to the results from the Community Satisfaction Survey, a county-wide study conducted most recently in 2016. Principals may use the 2017 Site-Based Survey results to monitor change and progress with respect to school management plans, and may evaluate their performance in comparison to their school level and to the county as a whole.
This process invited feedback from students, teachers, and parents in three separate surveys administered during the 2016-17 school year. Questionnaires were developed based on past site-based surveys, and were designed to respond to the APS Strategic Plan goals.
2017 Site-Based Survey
2015 Site-Based Survey
2013 Site-Based Survey