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3 Beginning of the Year Surveys For Students And Parents

I believe in the power of a  great survey and have been giving them to my students ever since I started teaching.  This year, I am breaking them up for different days and will have students do them in class so I can gather them and mine them for information.  One of these is for my entire team to use as well.  Please feel free to use and adapt to fit your needs.  The three surveys are

Beginning of the Year Survey.  To see this survey, go here.

How are you as writer?  To see this survey, go here.

How are you as a reader?  To see this survey, go here.

To adapt these, simply click the link, go under “file” and then click “Make a copy.”  That way you can edit it and tweak as needed.

To see all of the other forms I use, including technology permission forms, student-led conferences, and other survey tools, go here.

As far as parents go, I have a very simple survey.  I ask them what their hopes and dreams are for their kids and then if there is anything else I should know.

(In the past, I have used a more extensive parent survey, to see that go here).

I am a passionate teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin, USA but originally from Denmark,  who has taught 4th, 5th, and 7th grade.  Proud techy geek, and mass consumer of incredible books. Creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, Co-founder of EdCamp MadWI, and believer in all children.  The second edition of my first book Passionate Learners – How to Engage and Empower Your Students” is available for pre-order now.   Second book“Empowered Schools, Empowered Students – Creating Connected and Invested Learners” is out now from Corwin Press.  Join our Passionate Learners community on Facebook and follow me on Twitter @PernilleRipp.

2 thoughts on “3 Beginning of the Year Surveys For Students And Parents”

  1. In Australia, our new school year begins Feb 2016.

    I like the idea of 3 different surveys. Also one for my team and the simple but highly informative parent question.

    Thinking of asking my kids to complete them this week – mid year survey. Why not?

    Thanks Pernille for sharing this and so much more …..Truly look forward to reading your blogs and implementing your ideas. I would like to be fly on the wall in your classroom. Lucky students!

  2. Thank you for sharing, Pernille! These questions go beyond the surface. I love the idea of asking what you wish your teacher would notice about you and what type of reading/ writing would you like to never do again. It’s questions like these that help us relate to students. I look forward to hearing about your experiences with the surveys once school starts!

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