Stakeholder Feedback Surveys
as Indicators of Teaching Effectiveness
Growing numbers of districts and states rely on surveys to gather input from education stakeholders, such as students, families, or school staff (including teachers). These surveys sometimes supplement other measures of teaching effectiveness or are included alongside these measures as part of a comprehensive teacher-evaluation model. According to the National Council on Teacher Quality, as of 2019, seven states required student surveys as components of teacher feedback and evaluation systems, and an additional 24 states permitted the use of student surveys in teacher evaluation. Survey data are often aggregated to the school level to track improvement, evaluate educational interventions, and emphasize school and district priorities.