Student Survey


The Tripod Student Survey, developed by researchers at Harvard,  is a research-based, classroom-level, confidential student survey measuring teaching practice based on student responses. The survey is grounded in a conceptual framework that emphasizes “7 C’s” of teaching practice:

  • Care about students
  • Control behavior
  • Clarify lessons
  • Challenge students
  • Captivate students
  • Confer with students
  • Consolidate knowledge

The Tripod Student Survey will be piloted (not for stakes) in 2013-14 for teachers in grades in 3-12 and then comprise 5% of a teacher’s evaluation beginning in 2014-15.