As part of its continued commitment to educating all students for success, the Martin County School District (MCSD) has launched its annual Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys, which provide stakeholders the opportunity to give feedback on their level of satisfaction and engagement with school- and District-based programs, outreach efforts, initiatives and resources.
This year, MCSD has partnered with the University of Chicago's Consortium on School Research to deploy evidence-based essential questions that will inform our ongoing efforts to deliver an exceptional educational experience to all students. These surveys will gather data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and test score gains. These five indicators that affect and predict school success are:
- Effective Leaders
- Collaborative Teachers
- Involved Families
- Supportive Environments
- Ambitious Instruction
Research has demonstrated that schools that were strong on at least three of these indicators were 10 times more likely to improve student learning gains in math and reading. Survey responses will be integral to MCSD's reaccreditation process, which will take place during the 2023-2024 school year. MCSD maintains full accreditation by Cognia, the accrediting agency for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
Parents/caregivers, teachers and students enrolled in grades 4-12 are encouraged to complete the surveys, which will be used to inform and develop school improvement goals.
“The ability to gather and synthesize feedback from all stakeholder groups is key to our school district’s Mission of educating all students for success,” said Superintendent Dr. John D. Millay. “Completed surveys will provide us with important insight about things we are doing well and areas which will require continued focus in our quest to become a dynamic educational system of excellence. I encourage students, parents and teachers to take a few moments to provide their invaluable feedback through their completion of this year’s surveys.”
The Satisfaction and Engagement Surveys launched Tuesday, February 14, 2023, and will close Friday, March 10, 2023. Parents/caregivers of students who choose to complete the survey may request a copy of survey questions from their child's school or the school district if desired.
Parents who have children enrolled in more than one school are encouraged to complete a parent survey for each school.
The link for the parent survey (English & Español) is:
The link for the teacher survey is:
The link for the student survey for students in grades 4-12* is:
*Please be advised that students will be prompted to enter their student ID (4300) number and date of birth to complete the voluntary student survey.