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 Price 
0-499 $950
500-749 $1,300 
750-999 $1,350 
1,000-1,999 $1,400 
2,000-2,999 $1,500
3,000-3,999 $1,600 
4,000-5,999 $1,700 
 6,000+ $1,800 

Superintendent Search Survey

District Enrollment  Price 
Less than 500 $800 
500-2,999 $1,000 
$3,000+ $1,200 

Districts may add up to 10 questions to the needs assessment survey:
Enrollment  Added 
0-499 $250 
500+ $300 

For more information, email Tony VanderZyl, IASB Surveys/Research Consultant, or call (515) 231-5719.


“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

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

"This [IASB Needs Assessment] is excellent. It gives us a direction to improve our school (knowing our strengths and what we need to work on). This is by far our best Needs Assessment." Dave Herold, Superintendent, Allamakee Schools