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Grades 6-12 Survey Questions

Student Skills and Competencies
The social, emotional, and motivational skills that help students succeed in school, career, and life.
 
Grit:
How well students are able to persevere through setbacks to achieve important long-term goals (not limited to academics) taking into account their experiences and identities.
 
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How often do you stay focused on the same goal for several months at a time? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
If you fail to reach an important goal, how likely are you to try again? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
When you are working on a project that matters a lot to you, how focused can you stay when there are a lot of distractions? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
If you have a problem while working towards an important goal, how well can you keep working? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
Some people pursue some of their goals for a long time, and others change their goals frequently. Over the next several years, how likely are you to continue to pursue one of your current goals? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
Growth Mindset:
Student perceptions of whether they have the potential to change those factors that are central to their performance in school.
 
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Whether a person does well or poorly in school may depend on a lot of different things. You may feel that some of these things are easier for you to change than others. In school, how possible is it for you to change:
Being talented Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
Liking the subject Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
Your level of intelligence Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
Putting forth a lot of effort Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
Behaving well in class Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
How easily you give up Not at all possible to change A little possible to change Somewhat possible to change Quite possible to change Completely possible to change
Self-management:
How well students manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations.
 
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During the past 30 days…
How often did you come to class prepared? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you follow directions in class? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you get your work done right away, instead of waiting until the last minute? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you pay attention and resist distractions? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
When you were working independently, how often did you stay focused? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you remain calm, even when someone was bothering you or saying bad things? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you allow others to speak without interruption? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often were you polite to adults? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often were you polite to other students? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
How often did you keep your temper in check? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all the time
Social Awareness:
How well students consider the perspectives of others and empathize with them.
 
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During the past 30 days…
How carefully did you listen to other people’s points of view?
 
Not carefully at all Slightly Carefully Somewhat carefully Quite Carefully Extremely Carefully
How much did you care about other people’s feelings? Did not care at all Cared a little bit Cared somewhat Cared quite a bit Cared a tremendous amount
How often did you compliment others’ accomplishments? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost all of the time
How well did you get along with other students who are different from you? Did not get along at all Got along a little bit Got along somewhat Got along pretty well Got along extremely well
How clearly were you able to describe your feelings? Not at all clearly Slightly Clearly Somewhat clearly Quite clearly Extremely clearly
When others disagreed with you, how respectful were you to their views? Not at all respectful Slightly respectful Somewhat respectful Quite respectful Extremely respectful
To what extent were you able to stand up for yourself without putting others down? Not at all A little bit Somewhat Quite a bit A tremendous amount
To what extent were you able to disagree with others without starting an argument? Not at all A little bit Somewhat Quite a bit A tremendous amount
Emotion Regulation:  
How well students regulate their emotions.
 
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When you are feeling pressured, how easily can you stay in control? Not easily at all Slightly easily Somewhat easily Quite easily Extremely easily
How often are you able to pull yourself out of a bad mood? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
When everybody around you gets angry, how relaxed can you stay? Not relaxed at all Slightly relaxed Somewhat relaxed Quite relaxed Extremely relaxed
How often are you able to control your emotions when you need to? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
Once you get upset, how often can you get yourself to relax? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
When things go wrong for you how calm are you able to remain? Not calm at all Slightly calm Somewhat calm Quite calm Extremely calm
Student Supports and Environment
The extent to which the environment in which students learn influences their academic success and social-emotional development.
 
Teacher-Student Relationships:
How strong the social connection is between teachers and students within and beyond the school.
 
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How many of your teachers are respectful towards you? None of my teachers A few of my teachers About half of my teachers Most of my teachers All of my teachers
If you walked into class upset, how many of your teachers would be concerned? None of my teachers A few of my teachers About half of my teachers Most of my teachers All of my teachers
If you came back to visit three years from now, how many teachers would be excited to see you? None of my teachers A few of my teachers About half of my teachers Most of my teachers All of my teachers
When your teachers ask how you are doing, how many of them are really interested in your answer? None of my teachers A few of my teachers About half of my teachers Most of my teachers All of my teachers
How many of your teachers would you be excited to have again in the future? None of my teachers A few of my teachers About half of my teachers Most of my teachers All of my teachers
Sense of Belonging:
How much students feel they are valued members of the school community.
 
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How well do people at your school understand you as a person? Do not understand at all Understand a little Understand somewhat Understand quite a bit Completely understand
How connected do you feel to the adults at your school? Not at all connected Slightly connected Somewhat connected Quite connected Extremely connected
How much respect do students in your school show you? No respect at all A little bit of respect Some respect Quite a bit of respect A tremendous amount of respect
How much do you matter to others at this school? Do not matter at all Matter a little bit Matter somewhat Matter quite a bit Matter a tremendous amount
Overall, how much do you feel like you belong at your school? Do not belong at all Belong a little bit Somewhat belong Belong quite a bit Completely belong
School Safety:
Perceptions of student physical and psychological safety while at school.
 
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How often are people disrespectful to others at your school? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
How likely is it that someone from your school will bully you online? Not at all likely Slightly likely Somewhat likely Quite likely Extremely likely
How often do you worry about violence at your school? Almost never Once in a while sometimes frequently Almost always
At your school, how unfairly do the adults treat the students? Not at all unfairly Slightly unfairly Somewhat unfairly Quite unfairly Extremely unfairly
If a student is bullied in school, how difficult is it for him/her to get help from an adult? Not at all difficult Slightly difficult Somewhat difficult Quite difficult Extremely difficult
How often do students get into physical fights at your school? Almost never Once in a while sometimes frequently Almost always
Diversity and Inclusion:
How diverse, integrated and fair school is for students from different races, ethnicities, or cultures. (only for students in grades 6-12).
 
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How often do you spend time at school with students from different races, ethnicities, or cultures? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
How often do you have classes with students from different racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
At your school, how often do students from different races, ethnicities, or cultures hang out with each other? Almost never Once in a while sometimes Frequently Almost always
At your school, how common is it for students to have close friends from different racial, ethnic, or cultural backgrounds? Not at all common Slightly common Somewhat common Quite common Extremely common
How fairly do students at your school treat people from different races, ethnicities, or cultures? Not at all fairly Slightly fairly Somewhat fairly Quite fairly Extremely fairly
How fairly do adults at your school treat people from different races, ethnicities, or cultures? Not at all fairly Slightly fairly Somewhat fairly Quite fairly Extremely fairly
Cultural Awareness and Action:
How often students learn about, discuss and confront issues of race, ethnicity, and culture in school. 
 
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How often do teachers encourage you to learn about people from different races, ethnicities, or cultures? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
How often do you think about what someone of a different race, ethnicity, or culture experiences? Almost never Once in a while Sometimes Frequently Almost always
How confident are you that students at your school can have honest conversations with each other about race? Not at all confident Slightly confident Somewhat confident Quite confident Extremely confident
At your school, how often are you encouraged to think more deeply about race-related topics with other students? Almost never Once in a while sometimes Frequently Almost always
How comfortable are you sharing your thoughts about race-related topics with other students at your school? Not at all comfortable Slightly comfortable Somewhat comfortable Quite comfortable Extremely comfortable
How often do students at your school have important conversations about race, even when they might be uncomfortable? Almost never Once in a while sometimes frequently Almost always
When there are major news events related to race, how often do adults at your school talk about them with students? Almost never Once in a while sometimes frequently Almost always
How well does your school help students speak out against racism? Not at all well Slightly well Somewhat well Quite well Extremely well

 
 
 
 

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