Once collected, the data can be tabulated and analyzed by the school or district,
and if desired, disaggregated by ethnicity, sex, language or other variables.
In addition, the open-ended responses should be grouped by common themes, summarized, and a final report prepared. Survey results can be shared with participating schools and used to highlight successes and identify areas for improvement.
The Survey was originally developed as part of a three-year research study to determine the effectiveness of a diversity program at selected middle schools. It can easily be adapted for high school and college levels as well. The survey can be employed as a one-time “temperature check.” It can also be utilized to measure change by conducting a baseline study prior to the implementation of the UnityWorks or other multicultural program, with follow-up studies at the end of years 1, 2 and 3.
You may add an online version of the Survey to your organization's Google Drive for no additional charge. This will make it easier for participants to take the survey, and for you to collect the data. It will also save trees!
To access the online version, after purchasing the survey, send us a signed copy of your survey license. We will grant you permission to upload, edit and share the survey with staff, students and parents. Special thanks to Julie Mushing, Diversity Coordinator for Kent ISD, Michigan, for making the survey accessible online.
"The survey itself was very informative and educational for our staff."
"It helped tremendously with staff buy-in to multicultural education."
"It is affecting everything we’re doing in a more conscious way."
"Just doing this survey has already made positive changes in our school."
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Before downloading, please read the Site License carefully. By clicking the “Buy Now” button, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Your receipt is your license. Please list the School, District or Agency name for the "ship to" information. The surveys and cover letters are included in PDF format as well as Microsoft Word for easy editing. The zip file will download to the bottom of this window unless you have specified another download location. (35 pages)
The survey questions
may be modified
to suit local needs.
The package includes staff and student questionnaires, sample cover letters, instructions for administering the surveys, focus group questions, parent interview questions in English and Spanish, and an example of survey results. Answer sheets are not included.
The staff survey has 77 questions on a 5-point Likert scale, plus three open-ended questions, and takes about 45 minutes to complete. The student survey has 31 questions plus several open-ended ones, and takes about 20 minutes to complete.
This ready-made Survey is designed for use by state departments of education, school districts, colleges and local schools. It focuses on multicultural attitudes and practices, with questions about school culture, curriculum, instruction, classroom materials, after-school activities
and parent involvement, as well as student-student and student-teacher interactions.