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Frequently Asked Questions

Are different schools used for the benchmark data in each domain?

The comparison group is composed of the schools with the top 25% Index scores in the district or sector, and this same group is represented in every “top-quartile” data point through the Insight report.

How are domain scores calculated?

Domain scores take into account the full 6-point Likert scale for all scaled items within the domain, and are represented as a value from 0-10 that reflects the overall degree of teacher agreement with those items.

How many schools have participated in Insight?

Since we began administering the survey in 2010, nearly 1200 schools have participated, including several large districts and cohorts of charter schools. In the spring of 2014, 900 schools participated in Insight.

When will I receive my school’s Insight reports?

Schools generally receive their reports approximately 3-4 weeks after the survey closes for all schools within a district or region. For an answer specific to your school, please email

How is Insight different from other teacher surveys?

Every teacher survey is different in important ways, but here are some of the advantages of Insight:

  • The Insight item bank was written specifically for teachers, to capture their feedback on important talent management practices in schools.
  • The Insight item bank was also designed to be actionable, allowing leaders to take direct steps to improve their management and support of teachers.
  • Insight results include benchmark data – the top-quartile comparisons – which put each school’s results into context with other schools in the area.
What do I need to do during the survey administration?

Our goal is to have all of your teachers’ voices reflected in your school report, and as a school leader, you are well positioned to engage teachers in Insight.  Because of this, we ask you to encourage your teachers to participate and remind them that their responses will be held in full confidence. Because the Insight survey is administered online, via links emailed directly to teachers, there is nothing that school leaders are required to do.

When is Insight administered?

Insight is administered twice a year – in the fall/winter and again in the spring. By conducting Insight twice a year, we support school leaders in engaging with a cycle of continuous improvement through measurement, planning and action, and subsequent reassessment.

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