SurveyWorks Resource Center

SurveyWorks is a statewide survey sent out annually to students, families, and teachers to hear from Rhode Islanders directly about their experiences in our state's public schools.

SurveyWorks feedback can help schools build upon what is working and also improve programs and services. The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous.

SurveyWorks Forums

Throughout this school year, RIDE will host community forums throughout the state to highlight the importance of key themes that came from our statewide SurveyWorks results.

NEW! Shared Leadership Forum

The second SurveyWorks Forum will focus on shared leadership, and will take place on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Narragansett High School in Narragansett, RI.

Come hear from a panel of school administrators, business leaders, and educators on how they are supporting shared leadership in their communities. At this and subsequent forums, we will feature school leaders who represent some of the best practices in tackling the challenges identified by SurveyWorks, such as shared leadership.

In our survey of educators, only 50 percent of educators reported that they believe in their schools leadership effectiveness and only 44 percent have access to learning opportunities and professional learning at their school. We will discuss this and other key shared leadership findings on November 6.

The forum is open to the public and we encourage parents, students, educators, community members to join us for a candid conversation. All of the forums are free, and Spanish language interpretation services will be available as requested.

Download the flyer with information about the forum.

Please register soon to reserve your spot!

Register for the forum!

Past Forums

SurveyWorks Results are in!

The RI school community has spoken. More than 113,000 students, parents and educators contributed their voices.

View State, district and school results here

Webinar Materials

  • Click here for the Webinar Recording. This webinar shows participants how to navigate their 2017 SurveyWorks results and begin to analyze data to take action.
  • You can also access a PDF version of the presentation here

Tools to help you analyze your results

In the coming months, RIDE will offer informational webinars and tools that schools and districts can use to access and utilize their SurveyWorks data.

Check out these success stories and highlights!

Schools have been very creative in encouraging participation - check out these neat success stories!

Additional Information

Response Rates: Updated Weekly

SurveyWorks Completion

More than 85,000 students, nearly 17,000 parents and 14,000 staff have completed SurveyWorks! 

Student and Staff Response Rates: This dashboard takes into account student enrollment so that you can compare your school rates to schools of a similar size. 

Schools with staff participation rates greater than 90%!

Parent Response Rate Visualization 

Thanks to all for your continued efforts and enthusiasm!

If you have any questions, please contact Peg Votta (margaret.votta@ride.ri.gov) or contact the Help Desk: support+ride@panoramaed.com. Thank you for your continued efforts.

Site Coordinators

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 support+ride@panoramaed.com

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

Below are links to this year's surveys. You may practice taking a survey but it is for demonstration purposes only.

Questions? Contact support+ride@panoramaed.com.

Information for Families

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 support+ride@panoramaed.com.