SurveyWorks Resource Center

SurveyWorks is Rhode Island's Education Survey Suite. 

The Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (RIDE) conducts annual surveys of students, parents, teachers, and staff as part of a coordinated effort to improve schools. This site provides information about the surveys and will be updated regularly to keep schools and communities informed. 

When will the surveys be available? 

  • Student, Teacher, and Support Professional Surveys: Monday January 16th – Friday March  31st 
  • Family Survey: Monday February 6th - Friday March 31st

What topics will be on the surveys?

Each survey is tailored to the stakeholder group. The survey topics were selected by a broad cross section of focus groups across Rhode Island including teachers, school counselors, parents, and students. 

Site Coordinators

Welcome SurveyWorks Site Coordinators and thank you for helping your school participate in the SurveyWorks program! Below are materials to help you manage the survey process. 

Questions? Contact Peg Votta or

Communication and Outreach


Communication is key! Check back here often for additional materials to help you communicate the importance of SurveyWorks!


Questions? Contact Peg Votta or

Information for Parents


Welcome to the SurveyWorks Family Page! 


Families are critical to student and school success. Parents and guardians can help schools build upon what is working and provide feedback so schools can improve programs and services. But to do that, schools need to hear from you!

SurveyWorks asks you questions about topics such as family support, school climate and family engagement. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. Surveys are available in English and Spanish and paper surveys are available upon request. 

Below is a link to the actual survey as well as other information that we hope you will find helpful. Thank you for helping to make our schools the best they can be! 

Questions? Contact Peg Votta or


Sample Surveys

Panorama Education

This year, RIDE has formed a partnership with Panorama Education to plan, administer, and collect feedback data. Panorama Education is a Boston-based education-technology company that works with 45 states, more than 7,000 schools, and 300 districts across the country. The Panorama platform and services enable state and LEA partners to administer research-backed surveys and to collect valuable feedback data, offering opportunities for interacting with online reporting, tracking change over time, and using feedback to inform school improvement. You can experience Panorama’s feedback and reporting tools.

Questions? Contact

Response Rates: Updated Weekly

Congratulations to Vincent Gallagher Middle School of Smithfield and Chariho High School; schools that are each approaching 100% response rates on their student surveys.

The parent survey opened this week and already 3000 parents have completed the survey! Though it is very early in the process, North Kingstown is making a district-wide effort to reach all parents. 

Below are survey rates as of February 9th, 2017. Thanks to all for your efforts and enthusiasm!