School Surveys

*Please note that we will not be running the Caring Schools program during 2017/2018 as we undergo a planning year. Schools are welcome to continue using our school resources for promoting caring and respect, including our Toolkit for Educators. Schools also may partner with Making Caring Common through other initiatives, including our Youth Advisory Board and the KIND Schools Challenge. We may run our Caring Schools survey in the spring of 2018. If your school is interested in participating in the survey, please check this page again in the spring.

We look forward to continuing our partnerships with Caring Schools in 2018!

- The Making Caring Common team

The Making Caring Common survey tools are designed to help schools better understand how school members experience the school community—whether they feel safe and respected, are connected to other adults and students, and how they interpret and respond to adult, student, and school values. 

We may think we know what it’s like to be in school, but the only way to really know is to ask students and staff members about their experiences. Regular, brief surveys can be a powerful tool for better understanding the school community, for identifying where change needs to happen, and for sparking plans to make those changes. After all, in schools today, what gets assessed gets addressed.

Our Student Survey has been developed for grades 6-12 and has been used with over 30,000 students. Our Teacher Survey is meant to be completed by all middle and high school educators, and has been used with over 3000 teachers, counselors, and administrators. Both surveys are built from existing research, consultation with experts in the field, and feedback from students and educators.  

Click here to see sample questions from our core Climate Survey. Each year we also include questions about relevant social issues that have caring, empathy, and a concern for others at their core.

Schools that are interested in administering the survey will also receive a report of their aggregate data at no cost. If you are interested in learning more or using the survey in your school, contact us at caringschools@makingcaringcommon.org.