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Student Well-being

Check-In Survey

for Grades 4-11

ERB’s Check-In Survey enables schools to quickly take the pulse of student attitudes about their emotional well-being, academic engagement, and inclusion in their school community.

Addressing a growing need.

Available now, the Check-In Survey is a tool for school communities to meet students where they are while supporting emotional growth and well-being.

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“School leaders across the country have expressed the need for a quick way to understand student well-being and its impact on academic engagement. 

"In fact, an advisory released this month by the Surgeon General of the United States emphasizes, 'The important role that relationships with peers, teachers, and mentors as well as school climate, academic pressure and community support play in the overall well-being of our youth.'  For that reason, we are excited to bring the work pioneered by Character Lab to our member schools.”

— Tom Rochon, ERB President

Efficient

Leverages roster process used for other ERB assessments.
Administration takes 10 minutes.
Grade level and school data are reported in ERB's 360 Access data reporting platform.
Offered free to ERB Member Schools.

Insightful

Learn how your students feel about their academic lives, emotional well-being, and inclusion in your school community.
Track progress over time by implementing the survey up to three times per school year.

Aligned

Survey items are derived from Character Lab's Thriving Index, which is a formative assessment of social, emotional, academic, and physical thriving.
The Check-In Survey also provides insights that can be used to inform implementation of ERB's SEL assessment and professional development program.

What the Check-In Survey Measures

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Academic Engagement

In the academic engagement section of the survey, students are asked to provide feedback on how they feel about their classes, their potential for success, and their teachers.

Emotional Well-being

There are five items in this section that focus on overall happiness and stress levels. This section measures how students feel about their daily interactions with their peers and school community.

Inclusion

Three statements in this section enable students to express their sense of belonging and of being treated fairly, along with their comfort level with being their authentic selves at school.

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Academic Engagement

In the academic engagement section of the survey, students are asked to provide feedback on how they feel about their classes, their potential for success, and their teachers.

2.

Emotional Well-being

There are five items in this section that focus on overall happiness and stress levels. This section measures how students feel about their daily interactions with their peers and school community.

3.

Inclusion

Three statements in this section enable students to express their sense of belonging and of being treated fairly, along with their comfort level with being their authentic selves at school.

ERB Member Schools can launch the survey up to three times each academic year to track progress.

Check-In surveys are available to schools that have purchased the online version of CTP and Milestones. However, the survey does not need to be administered with these assessments.
Schools that elect to use the survey will be required to opt-in to certain terms and conditions.

Hear from Our Member Schools

Students who participated in a series of focus groups were very receptive to the survey and the idea of providing confidential feedback to their teachers and schools.

"I like that the survey is anonymous, it makes me feel more comfortable."

— Student, Sixth Grade

"The questions are easy to understand and answer."

— Student, Fourth Grade

"I find it really helpful to check in with students this way. This gives them an opportunity to practice self-reflection and express themselves authentically."

— Teacher, Fifth Grade and Advisor

"It's important for students to be able to provide honest feedback."

— Teacher, Fourth Grade

"The survey is pretty quick and easy to do."

— Student, Fourth Grade

"This survey allows us to be able to take action and help students who need it."

— Advisor, Sixth Grade

Our Partnership with Character Lab

ERB is partnering with Character Lab to deploy elements of it’s Student Thriving Index in a 13-item Check-In Survey that will be available for free to ERB member schools. 

The two organizations will share de-identified information from their respective surveys to collaborate on research into the factors influencing student well being and the connection between well being and academic achievement.
Character Lab is a nonprofit organization that connects researchers with educators to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country.
 Character Lab was founded in 2013 by a scientist and two educators: Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor at the University of Pennsylvania; Dave Levin, co-founder of KIPP public charter schools; and Dominic Randolph, Head of School at Riverdale Country School.

"I have long believed that our schools can be truly excellent only to the extent they are attentive to every dimension of student well-being. That process starts with benchmarking and tracking how students feel about several key dimensions of their lives. ERB's quick Check-In Survey is an effective means of tracking the emotional health, academic engagement, and sense of belonging among students."

—Dominic A.A. Randolph
Head of School of Riverdale Country School, and Co-founder of Character Lab

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