Transform how you engage with students, parents and employees to boost educational performance
From the first time we first learnt the alphabet at primary school to our most recent training sessions at work, education is a fundamental and lifelong learning experience for all of us. If we are to gain maximum benefit from these experiences, it’s vital that those providing the education ensure it is as effective and satisfying as possible.
Whether you are a head of faculty in a university, a teacher in a secondary school or an owner of a workplace training company, the ability to gather feedback from students, parents and employers is vital to highlighting how you are performing and enabling you to maintain and keep improving standards going forward.
However, to achieve this you will need to keep delivering exceptional levels of learning and holistically deliver an exceptional experience. Accurate data is crucial to this, as it enables your organisation to understand where its weaknesses are across a range of different areas such as:
- Course feedback
- Teacher/trainer evaluation
- Gathering feedback from teachers
- Student satisfaction
- Faculty satisfaction
- Evaluation of learning/training programmes
By collecting data through these touchpoints, it’s much easier for educational organisations to identify areas for improvement, which will help them to attract more clients, win new business or secure additional funding by continually striving to deliver an exceptional learning experience.
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Three top tips for creating great education surveys
Set clear and achievable survey goals
There is potentially a lot of topics and different audiences you can reach out to in an education survey. However, rather than try to tackle too many subjects and garner the opinion of too many audiences such as students, parents and teachers in a single survey, try instead to focus on one audience group and overarching objective. By following this you should be able to achieve better quality responses and lower dropout rates from your education survey.
Keep rating scale questions consistent
In contrast to simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions, rating style questions such as the Likert scale, allow you to dig deeper and gather varying degrees of opinion among your respondents. However, it’s important to remain consistent. So, if you have selected a 5-response option rating ranging from Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree, keep with this whenever you use a rating scale question to prevent any potential confusion among your respondents.
Test your survey first
Before you distribute your official survey, it’s prudent to test it first. Ask those receiving your test survey to provide as much feedback as possible, so you can troubleshoot any confusing questions and rectify any other issues before you distribute it for real.