Suite of Surveys

School Improvement Needs Assessment

Also available in Spanish!

  • Uses research-based questions aligned with characteristics of effective schools provide results to help you determine strengths of the district, areas of needed improvement, and goals to set that will enable significant improvement in your district
  • Field-tested in more than 30 Iowa school districts
  • Way to be proactive in giving stakeholders a vehicle to share ideas and opinions about your school improvement efforts

Superintendent Search

  • Gives staff and community members input on priorities and leadership skills
  • Adds insight to the board’s decision making process
  • Helpful for boards that are conducting their own search process
  • Utilizes data from superintendent searches from across the country and identifies the most desired qualities and qualifications of candidates
  • Helpful for developing a job description, writing interview questions, and narrowing the field and selection of candidates

 

Custom Survey

  • Functions as an add-on to the School Improvement Needs Assessment Survey or an individualized survey can be created to meet the specific needs of your district
  • We work with you to write questions and design this survey to your specifications

Sample Reports

Survey Prices

School Improvement Needs Assessment Survey
District Enrollment—less than 500             $900
District Enrollment—500-2,999                  $1,200
District Enrollment—3,000+                      $1,400

Superintendent Search Survey
District Enrollment—less than 500             $800
District Enrollment—500-2,999                  $1,000
District Enrollment—3,000+                      $1,200

For more information, contact Tony VanderZyl, IASB Surveys/Research Consultant
 at tvanderzyl@ia-sb.org or (515) 231-5719.

Testimonials

“The IASB team analyzed the district data, surveyed several groups, and then issued a comprehensive report. I believe the best part was when IASB discussed the report and answered Board members and administrator questions.  I feel the district benefited from having “another set of eyes” look at our district.” Carl Drost, Board President, Oskaloosa Schools
 
IASB's School Improvement Needs Assessment Survey provided us responsive, disaggregated information to compare the views and perceptions of external stakeholders and parents with those of our internal staff that continues to inform our strategic planning and decision-making.” – Kevin Hatfield, Superintendent, West Branch Schools


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The needs assessment provided preparation for the DE site visit and data used in the revision of the district’s vision and mission and to guide the board and district long-range goals.”  Carol Montz, Superintendent, Williamsburg Schools