Surveys

  • Fair and Equitable Education Survey

    Our district is undergoing an audit to identify ways to ensure our policies, practices, and outcomes are fair and equitable for all students. In addition to reviewing data and meeting with key focus groups, our plan will benefit from hearing your thoughts and experiences. The survey is designed to gather information from parents/guardians, staff, students (grades 6-12) about their experiences, beliefs, and, where applicable, their practices. The questions are broken into three sections:

    1. Personal demographic information
    2. Statements for which you indicate your level of agreement or disagreement
    3. Open-ended questions for additional feedback 

    All information collected will be kept confidential and used to improve the district’s and school’s approach to equity. Please note:

    • There are no “right” or “wrong” answers; provide the response that best fits your thoughts and experiences. 
    • If you don’t understand or would prefer not to answer a question, you can skip to the next question. 
    • Your responses will be kept private. 

    Survey Links

    School Leader Survey (Principals and Assistant Principals) 

    School-Based Staff Survey

    Non-School Based Staff Survey 

    Family and Caregiver Survey 

    Student Survey (Middle and High)

     

    Please complete the survey by December 1, 2021, at midnight. 

    Thank you for your support and participation. 


    School Improvement Survey (EES)

    In order for us to continue to improve our school district and the schools within it, it is important for us to understand your perceptions about the job we are doing in providing a quality education for your children.  The survey will take you only 1-2 minutes per child (please take one survey per child that you have in the Yakima School District). Your feedback is important and we want to know what you believe are our strengths and our opportunities for growth.
     
    In previous years, we have asked you to complete this survey as one large survey. This year, we are splitting the survey into a series of six mini-surveys with fewer questions that take less time (approximately 1-2 minutes each) over the course of the school year. 

    The information that we receive will be reported back to each building. This feedback gives us valuable information to support our School Improvement Plans and all of our students.  

    We value your input as we strive to continue to improve our schools. Thank you for your feedback.


    Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

    The Yakima School District is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2021. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 in large districts and students in Grades 6 through 12 in small school districts.

    The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, gender identity and sexual orientation (not for grades 6 or 7), sexual behaviors (not for grades 6 or 7), abuse, risk, and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

    Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

    Most schools will be administering the survey online this year. No privacy issues were identified in the E-survey pilot conducted in 2019. This year, schools and districts are being instructed to disable any recording, keystroke tracking, and video capture software on school-issued devices used to take the survey. They are also going to instruct students to do the same on personal devices used to take the survey before they begin. If you use any software to monitor the device your student will use to take the survey, please turn it off before they begin to ensure their honest participation.

    Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter below for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

    Parent and Student Notification Letter (English)

    Parent and Student Notification Letter (Spanish)

     

     

Upcoming Surveys

  • Fair and Equitable Education Survey

    November 17 - December 1, 2021

    Parents/Guardians, Students (Grades 6-12), and Staff

     

    School Improvement Survey (EES)

    October 27 - November 7, 2021

    Students, Parents/Guardians, & Staff

     

    Healthy Youth Survey

    October 11 - 29, 2021

    Students Only

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Let's Talk

  • If you have general questions, please feel free to submit them to our Let's Talk platform and we will direct your question to the correct person. www.YSD7.org/letstalk