Designed to help schools make data-driven decisions that improve student well-being, belonging, and engagement with learning.
The Student Survey
The Student Survey (also known as the Challenge Success-Stanford Survey of School Experiences) is a 30-40-minute online survey for middle and high school students that helps schools gather data and insights that lead to actionable changes designed to improve student well-being, belonging, and engagement with learning. Over 250,000 students have taken this survey since it was developed by researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education in 2007.
Topics covered in survey
- Physical health and well-being
- Academic engagement
- Support and belonging at school
- Homework and extracurriculars
- Grades and assessment
- Parent expectations
- SURVEY: Support administering one online survey
- DASHBOARD: Interactive, online dashboard of results with executive summary
- PEER SCHOOL PROFILE: Access to a dashboard of data from similar schools
- DEBRIEF CALL: Video call with members of our Research or 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 strives to offer need-based financial assistance in an effort to support schools and organizations with limited resources. We believe that cost should not be a deterrent to accessing quality programs. To apply, please complete this form. All requests will be reviewed by our Executive Director.
Interested in bringing a Student 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.
HOW SCHOOLS BENEFIT
Our surveys help schools make positive changes like these
|Data Insight||6 hours|
|38% students report 3.5 hours or more of homework/night||41% of students were “disengaged” or “doing school”|
|Actions||School ran an educational sleep campaign to create awareness about the importance of sleep and reduced homework load.||School changed homework approach to focus on quality over quantity.||School ran focus groups with students to learn why their engagement was so low, which led to a shift to a standards-based grading system.|
|22% students report 3.5 hours or more of homework/night||27% of students were “disengaged” or “doing school”|
WHAT SCHOOLS ARE SAYING
SAMPLE SURVEY QUESTIONS
Below you’ll find a selection of sample questions from several sections of our Student Survey.
Want to see more sample questions? Get in touch with our team to discuss survey solutions for your school.