|SAIS Value Narrative Survey Analysis|
Culture and Climate Survey
The SAIS Value Narrative Survey is both a school culture survey and a school climate survey. While these terms are often used interchangeably, the survey tries to understand the value your stakeholders place on a set of fairly common indicators (the culture survey) and compare it to how well they think you are performing at delivering on the same set of indicators (the climate survey). You can look at each piece of the puzzle in isolation; either aggregated or in any of the several disaggregated populations presented in your report. You can compare the results of each survey to each other and understand the congruence between your school’s culture and your school’s climate.
We should note that school culture tends to be foundational and doesn't shift much or often. School climate, as we are using it, is sensitive to short-term changes such as personnel transitions, adding or cutting programs, policy shifts, etc. There are many possible reasons why a school’s culture and climate aren’t in perfect congruence with each other such as admissions decisions made for reasons other than mission fit, lack of clear communication or understanding, fear of change. Comparing and contrasting your stakeholder groups yields great insights into some of the beliefs and the attitudes of these groups.
Understanding your Data
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The Net Promoter Score: Description of what the NPS is, the current means of stakeholders, discussion of appropriate uses
Top 10 and Bottom 10: A consideration of the upper and lower thirds of indicators across stakeholders
Measures of Congruency: Congruency is the match between expectations and perceived reality
Further Questions to Ask: Techniques on Focus groups
Benchmark Reports: Full reports available by stakeholder group according to various benchmarks