Student Equity & Inclusion Survey

  • Background

    In December 2021, the Kent School District (KSD) Equity Council and the Equity & Strategic Engagement Team distributed a voluntary Equity & Inclusion Survey to all students enrolled in grades 6-12 at KSD schools. Students completed the survey between December 8, 2021 – January 7, 2022. This was the second consecutive year of administering the survey. Both years, the survey was administered online. 

    The survey included three parts which could be organized into quantitative, qualitative, and demographic responses. All questions were optional, and the survey was anonymous. 3,094 students of the over 13,600 enrolled in grades 6-12 responded to the 2021-22 KSD Equity & Inclusion Survey. Below are the Key Takeaways and Key Themes from this year’s survey. Click here to access the full dashboard of results.

    The KSD Equity Council appreciates the support of students, families, and staff. 

    Current Context & Considerations

    The number of student respondents declined from the school year 2020-21 to 2021-22. Unlike in 2020-21, students were completing the survey during fully in-person instruction this year. It may not have been as easy for students to access an online survey during an in-person school day compared to fully remote school days, as was the case in 20-21. Students may have also been experiencing survey fatigue from high exposure to surveys since their last Equity & Inclusion Survey. Additionally, the number of students who responded to the qualitative portions declined to about 200, perhaps because students were offered the opportunity to share their feedback in focus groups, which was not previously offered. 

Key Takeaways

  • How did students respond to questions about belonging?

  • What were some of the significant changes in student responses?

  • What were the key themes from qualitative responses?

  • Limitations 

Next Steps

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Why are we doing the survey?

  • When will the survey be available?

  • What changes were made this year?

  • How can you support your student?

  • When does the survey begin and end?

  • When will the results be available?

  • How were the questions chosen?

  • Do students have to answer?

  • Are students in grades 1-5 being surveyed?

  • Is the survey only available in English

  • Will KSD Staff and Families be given an Equity and Inclusion survey?

  • What happens if myself or my student doesn’t understand the terms used in the survey?

Last Modified on March 31, 2022