Playworks conducts an annual survey of school staff for the purpose of learning more about our impact on students and the school climate as we learn about areas we can improve our programming. The survey covers student behavior during recess, in the classroom, and overall school climate. The survey is a combination of Likert scale rating questions as well as open-ended questions.
All schools receiving Playworks programming are invited to participate in the survey. Surveys are completed by principals, teachers, and other support staff either online or on a paper survey.
The survey is completed in May after most schools have received nine months of programming. Playworks uses the data to learn about our impact and identify trends both nationally and at the city-level.