Teacher Satisfaction Survey
What is the purpose of this tool?
The purpose of the Teacher Satisfaction Survey is to help describe teacher skills, confidence, perceived support and beliefs related to the implementation of the evidence-based program (EBP). The survey should be administered after teachers/program facilitators have facilitated the EBP to assess additional training needs, quality improvement measures, and to plan for sustainability of the program.
Who should use this tool?
Curriculum coordinators, district coordinators or other staff who are coordinating the training and implementation of the EBP may administer the survey with teachers/program facilitators. Additional staff, such as data managers, may be needed once surveys have been administered and collected.
What else do I need to know before using this tool?
It is generally recommended to administer the survey after the first implementation round and again in future rounds as quality improvement measures are implemented to successfully maintain the EBP.
What happens after surveys are administered?
Results should be entered into a spreadsheet or database to be analyzed. Depending on the complexity and volume of data collected, it may be useful to seek help in setting up the data entry approach and analyzing results. For example, there may be a research office or department within the school district available to assist with data analysis. A simple way to analyze results is by calculating the frequency or percentage of teachers/program facilitators who agreed or disagreed with items in the survey. Results can be presented to key stakeholders such as school board members, district leaders, and superintendents. Below is an example of a possible way to present results from a 2008 survey conducted with middle school staff regarding sexual health education adoption and implementation in Harris County.
 Peskin, Melissa F.; Hernandez, Belinda F.; Markham, Christine; Johnson, Kimberly; Tyrrell, Shellie; Addy, Robert C.; Shegog, Ross; Cuccaro, Paula M.; DeRoulet, Paul (Eddie); and Tortolero, Susan R. (2011) “Sexual Health Education from the Perspective of School Staff: Implications for Adoption and Implementation of Effective Programs in Middle School,” Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 2: Iss. 2, Article 9.