Comments from The Hope Survey Feedback Survey
We like to use multiple data points to measure student growth. Standardized assessments such as the NWEA Measure of Academic Progress and our state proficiency exam capture a small chunk of the academic piece–and those tests are biased toward a traditional curriculum. We find that the Hope Survey helps us to quantify important life skills and dispositions that aren’t measured elsewhere. Habits of mind and work, one’s level of belief in themselves–those are the measures that determine success. It gives us a measure of how well we are providing supports for growth in those key areas.Hope Survey User
It is helpful to share another measure with district officials–a measure that demonstrates growth in otherwise unassessed areas. This measure gives strength to why we do what we do. It is evidence that the climate in our building is healthy and promotes the growth of learning dispositions.Hope Survey User
The Hope Survey enables our district’s schools to better understand if students really feel the academy’s autonomy and sense of belonging. The results give us a clear vision of the students’ perceptions.Hope Survey User
While standardized tests examine “what” a student knows (and how well he takes tests), the Hope Survey reveals “why” a student is/is not successful, allowing educators to truly help students learn better.Hope Survey User