Student surveys have the potential to provide students with a voice and provide teachers with valuable feedback. In addition, research has revealed that student surveys have the potential to be a reliable tool in measuring a teacher’s contribution to student learning.
In the 2014-15 school year, New York City will pilot student surveys. These pilots will provide teachers and schools with more time to learn how to most effectively implement student surveys as a component of a teacher evaluation and development system. Please note that student surveys will only be used for non-evaluative purposes during the 2014–15 school year.
At the end of the 2014-15 school year, the DOE and UFT will meet to discuss the results of the student survey pilot and the possibility of continuing or discontinuing the pilot, as well as the use of student surveys for evaluative purposes.