This section of the report hones in on the three survey themes that are included in all three YouthTruth surveys (student, family, and staff).
Alignment on Engagement, Relationships, and Culture
The table below shows the percent of positive responses on Engagement, Relationships, and Culture.*
Please note that the questions and themes being compared in this report are not always identical to one another. For example, questions are sometimes worded differently for different stakeholder groups, or grouped under different survey themes due to the statistical structure of the surveys. For more information on alignment between surveys, please refer to YouthTruth’s page on Survey Instrument Alignment, and please refer to your other reports for a deeper dive into your data.
Colors are used to show the theme's percentile rank.** See the key below.
Arrows refer to the percentage point difference between the current survey round's percent positives and the most recent previous survey round's percent positives. For example, a 75% displayed with ↑ 2, indicates that the previous survey round’s percent positive was 73%.
|Student||Engagement||88%||48%||↑ 1||48%||↑ 1|
|Relationships||80%||↓ 7||46%||↓ 13||34%||↓ 3|
|Culture||24%||↓ 25||34%||↓ 16||29%||↓ 1|
|Belonging||55%||↓ 10||50%||↑ 4||44%||↓ 11|
|Family||Engagement||60%||↓ 6||45%||↓ 4||40%||↑ 2|
|Relationships||88%||73%||↓ 3||63%||↑ 1|
|Culture||77%||↑ 1||63%||↑ 1||53%||↑ 6|
|Staff||Engagement||81%||↓ 3||76%||↓ 8||70%||↓ 7|
|Relationships||88%||↓ 1||82%||↓ 5||79%||↓ 4|
|Culture||67%||↓ 6||54%||↓ 19||48%||↓ 9|
*Percent positives for individual questions indicate the percentage of responses that are a 4 or a 5, or in the Elementary Student survey the percentage of responses that are a 3. Percent positives for a theme indicate the percentage of responses with a mean rating across all questions in the theme greater than 3.5 out of 5, or in the Elementary Student survey greater than a 2.5 out of 3.
**Percentile rank shows how your average rating compares to the other schools of the same level (elementary, middle, or high schools) that have administered the same survey and make up YouthTruth's comparative dataset. For example, if your percentile rank is 80th, your survey result is higher than 80% of the other schools in the comparative dataset. Because this is in the top quartile it will appear dark blue.
Respondents chose one from five available answer choices for each question: 1: Strongly disagree, 2: Disagree, 3: Neither agree nor disagree, 4: Agree, 5: Strongly agree. For age appropriateness, Elementary Student questions are asked on a 1-3 scale instead: 1: Yes, very often, 2: Sometimes, 3: No, hardly ever. Middle and High School Student questions in the Relationships theme use a different scale than other questions in those surveys. These anchors refer to a number of teachers rather than to strength of agreement. They are: 1: None, 2: Very little, 3: Some, 4: A moderate amount, 5: All.