Characterplus Survey Process
An evaluation process has evolved over the past ten years based on the Ten Essentials of the
CHARACTERplus Process. The support of two federal grants and a statewide initiative enabled us to test and refine the evaluation approach in schools throughout Missouri.
The U.S. Department of Education spoke of these efforts as the highest quality and among the most
ambitious in response to the federal grants.
The survey instruments are administered online. They assess the perceptions of staff, students and parents about these factors:
Autonomy (Students’ Sense of)
Belonging (Students’ feelings of)
Community (Students’ sense of)
Competence (Students’ sense of)
Staff Culture and Belonging
There is an efficient method of scoring and a professional analysis and report of the results. The information becomes a resource that guides
priorities and planning in character education. The survey process includes a planning session with staff or a core team, usually scheduled in the spring.
Cost of the Survey Process:
The process is valued at $1,200 per school. It is partially underwritten by CHARACTERplus and provided to member districts for $600 per school, a savings of $600. Included are:
- An Administration Manual, School ID, and Password.
- Phone conference and test of the system with Technology/Survey Coordinator.
- Online surveys for as many students as the school decides from Grade 3 and up.
Online staff surveys which can be extended to include support staff.
Online staff "implementation" surveys to assess the level of intentional character education.
Online Parent surveys
A school report analyzing the collected survey data
Review Session Required
A review session with the staff or a core leadership team (including administrator, staff, and parent representatives)
is an integral part of the survey process. This is scheduled with each participating school.
Schedule for 2010-2011
September-December 2010: Determine if your school would like to sign up for the survey process
Sign up for Survey Process by January 7, 2011 by contacting Diane Stirling at (314) 692-9722 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Identify your school's Survey Coordinator and key technician for online support. Provide this information directly to Diane Stirling (see contact info above)
January 7, 2011: Final date for all Survey reservations.
January 11-31: Schools placed in online system (takes 3 weeks). Administration Manuals provided to Survey Coordinator at each school.
February 1, 2011: School ID and Passwords sent to Survey Coordinator. System tested at each school.
February 1- March 1, 2011 : Time for students, parents and staff to take surveys.
March 22, 2010: Survey reports sent to each School Coordinator and Principal. Review Sessions scheduled.