Staff Surveys

Designed to gather perspectives from faculty & staff to provide schools and the broader community with a rich understanding of their students and staff. 

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SURVEY OVERVIEW

The Challenge Success Faculty & Staff Survey

The Challenge Success Faculty and Staff Survey is a 20-30-minute online survey for school staff that measures perceptions of their own well-being, stress, support structures, feelings of belonging, and their perceptions of the student experience and comfort with the implementation of practices that support student well-being and engagement. Along with our Student Survey and Parent Survey, it provides data and insights that lead to actionable changes designed to improve well-being, belonging, and engagement for students and staff.

Topics covered in survey

  • School climate
  • Faculty/staff engagement and belonging
  • Faculty/staff stress and workload
  • Student stress and workload
  • Curriculum and assessment

What’s included

  • SURVEY: Support administering one online survey
  • DASHBOARD: Interactive, online dashboard of results with executive summary
  • DEBRIEF CALL: Video call with members of our Research or School Program teams to debrief results and recommend next steps
  • RESEARCH TEAM OFFICE HOURS: Access to a member of the research team on Thursdays at 12pm PT for follow-up questions.


Many schools have accessed state, local, and community funding to support this work. Learn more about potential sources of funding here. Challenge Success offers limited financial assistance based on need.

Interested in bringing a Faculty & Staff Survey to your school?
We’d love to hear from you! Tell us more about your school, the challenges you’re facing, and the goals you’re trying to achieve using the form below.

WHAT SCHOOLS ARE SAYING

“The data we collected really helped us understand better the stresses our students faced and what levers we could pull to help students get beyond ‘doing school’ and become more curious and engaged in their learning.”

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR

“This data is so helpful and so powerful. We can now take some concrete action to improve things. This work is really going to make a tangible difference for our students and staff.”

HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
SAMPLE SURVEY QUESTIONS

Below you’ll find a selection of sample questions from several sections of our Faculty & Staff Survey.

Staff Well-Being
Select all that apply

  • I feel worn out because of my work as a teacher.
  • I feel overwhelmed because my work load seems endless.
  • I find it difficult to separate my personal life from my life as a teacher.

Teacher Practices
Select all that apply:

  • I have students make sense of and solve unfamiliar problems.
  • I have students analyze others’ ideas and arguments.
  • I have students design or create problems or topics for other students to investigate.

Perceptions of Student Well-Being

  • To what extent are you confident in the ability of your students at your school to cope with stress?
  • How often do students fall asleep in your class?
  • What percentage of your students complete their homework assignments during a typical school week?

Want to see more sample questions? Get in touch with our team to discuss survey solutions for your school.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have questions? Reach out to our team directly for more information: research@challengesuccess.org

About the Survey

Administering the Survey

Survey Results