The survey shows how teachers and students perceive their school, and these perceptions influence their behavior. The survey results are organized using a research validated framework (the Five Essentials), and are meant to highlight areas of strength and areas that need support. They can be used by leaders as a baseline to assess school improvement.
School leaders might disagree with their school's results, but having an understanding of these perceptions helps school leaders predict how students and teachers are going to work together, and whether the school will continue to improve. In aggregate, the reports reflect the perspective of teachers and students in grades 4-12 (depending on the partner). We think of these measures as leading indicators of school success.
How Scores are Calculated