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  • Success Stories

    How One District Responds to a Student and Family Voice

    In the heart of Washington state, Quincy School District (QSD) serves nearly 3,000 students across seven school sites. The district serves a far-flung geographic region covering approximately 450 square miles, including both agricultural communities and a city.

  • Success Stories

    Putting the Pieces Together: Student Feedback in Evergreen Elementary School District

    Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose, Evergreen Elementary School District (EESD) serves nearly 11,000 students across 18 schools. In the words of Superintendent Katherine Gomez, “Our vision is that our schools are safe, caring, and nurturing place for students where they can achieve academically, socially, and emotionally.” As part of this vision, YouthTruth helps EESD gather and act on feedback from students about their experiences of schools. Through YouthTruth’s valid and reliable surveys, EESD measures what matters most to driving student achievement and ensuring that students feel safe, engaged, and supported.

  • Guidebook

    From Data to Action: Resources to Help Educators Strengthen School Culture and Address Bullying

    Since 2016, YouthTruth has examined student perception data about bullying to contribute to anti-bullying conversations and action in honor of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month. In our most recent report, we analyzed feedback gathered over three academic years from more than 160,000 students across 27 states about their experiences with bullying. Here’s what we learned:

  • Success Stories

    Rigor & Relationships: Student Voice Drives Change Across Simon Youth Academies

    Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) is a national nonprofit helping students at risk of dropping out graduate and pursue post-secondary education. SYF partners with public school districts to create Simon Youth Academies in Simon Malls, offering flexible education with one-on-one learning, personalized support, and small class sizes. SYF also supports post-secondary opportunities through college counseling and a national scholarship program, awarding over $1 million annually to graduating seniors in communities with Simon Malls.

Learning During the Pandemic

In response to a stark lack of firsthand data about how students were faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, YouthTruth launched the Students Weigh In project in spring 2020. This series of reports draws upon data from over 500,000 secondary students across more than 600 schools and tracks how secondary students’ perceptions of learning and well-evolved across four time periods (spring 2020, fall 2020, spring 2021, and the 2022-23 school year) relative to the student experience prior to COVID-19.

Students Weigh In Series