Surveys

HSTW and MMGW Student and Teacher Surveys

Beginning in the winter/spring of 2019, all implementing Ohio High Schools That Work (HSTW) and Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) schools will be required to participate in biennial student and teacher surveys.

About the Surveys & Participation: HSTW and MMGW are data-driven, research-based school improvement initiatives. Student and teacher surveys gather perceptions of school and classroom experiences that allow schools and districts a unique opportunity to determine what is and is not working to increase student achievement.

The HSTW Student Survey is administered to a random sample of 60 seniors during their final semester of high school. The survey focuses on the key practices and HSTW priorities including high expectations, guidance, extra help, work-based learning, assignments, rigorous career-technical education, and more.

The MMGW Student Survey is administered to a random sample of 60 eighth-grade students during their second semester. The MMGW survey is based on the MMGW priorities and key practices, rigorous academics, Ohio standards, literacy and mathematics curriculum, use of technology, guidance and leadership.

HSTW and MMGW teachers participate in separate teacher surveys for their respective network. All high school level teachers should participate in the HSTW Teacher Survey, and all middle grade teachers should participate in the MMGW Teacher Survey. Surveys are designed to provide teachers an opportunity to share their insights into school and classroom practices. Comparing teacher survey responses and student survey responses will provide information about implementation of the key practices and school-wide needs for professional development and school improvement strategies in coming years.