This web-based survey, completed by the principal, teachers, parents, and students (in high schools), comes together
in a rich report complete with charts, graphs, narratives, and guidance for analysis.
The School Community Index report is a descriptive tool describing the school community as seen through the eyes of
its constituents, with additional information provided by the principal. It is not designed to provide comparisons
with other schools, but to help the school learn more about itself and bring focus to planning for improvement in
the area of family engagement. The Index is designed to integrate with both the Family Engagement Tool and Solid
Foundation as an assessment instrument.
From surveys completed by the principal, teachers, parents, and students (in high schools), the School Community Index
generates a report covering Perceptions, the Curriculum of the Home, and Parent Involvement. More than 100 aspects
of school community are displayed in charts and graphs for a comprehensive picture of the unique characteristics of
the school and the people intimately connected with it.
The Index’s Threshold Analysis summarizes the results of the school’s data in each of the components of the survey. The
Threshold Analysis highlights areas of strength and areas needing attention. The information in the report allows a school
team to make the best decisions possible based on information specific to their school.
The survey is accessed through an online portal and is completed by the principal, teachers, parents, and students (in high
schools). At the conclusion of the data collection process, the comprehensive report with charts, graphs, narratives,
and Threshold Analysis is automatically generated by the online system.