Surveys

Why Surveys?

Every year, responses to these surveys give us important information that we use to improve STARTALK programs, and to improve the support provided to programs by STARTALK Central. Survey results also provide information to the STARTALK community, the government, the foreign language professional field, and the wider public. Because this information is so critical to the STARTALK program, your grant requires that you administer the STARTALK participant surveys and participate in other surveys sent to you.

Types of Surveys

  • Participant surveys
    • Teachers
      • Teacher survey

    • Students
      • Parent survey (parents or guardians of K–5 student participants)
      • Student survey (students in grades 6–12 and undergraduates)

  • Instructor survey (for instructors in student programs)
  • Program director evaluation of team leader survey
  • Program impact survey

How are participant surveys administered?

The STARTALK participant survey is completed online. There are no paper versions of the surveys.

In SOPHIE, STARTALK will provide each program with a URL to give to participants (or parents of students in K-5) to take the survey. STARTALK will also provide programs with a link to an online report that you can use to view the survey results for your program. Many programs find this report immensely helpful for conducting internal assessment of their programs.

It is the Program Director’s responsibility to administer the parent surveys before the summer program begins, and the surveys for teacher participants, and student participants in grade 6 through undergraduate, at the end of the program. We find that more participants and parents complete the surveys when they are able to do so at the program location, on a computer or tablet provided by the program.

Participant Survey Overview

 

Students: Grades K–5

Students: Grades 6-16

Teacher Participants

Who?

Parents or Guardians

Student Participants

Teacher Participants

What?

Educational and demographic backgrounds.  This survey is now also available in Spanish and Chinese.

Educational and demographic backgrounds, and evaluation of program

Educational, professional, and demographic backgrounds, and evaluation of program

When?

Before the program begins or at the start of the program

Near the end of the program

Near the end of the program

Administered by Whom?

Program Director

Program Director

Program Director

Results

Shared with programs individually and aggregated for STARTALK Central overview

Other Surveys

 

Instructor Surveys

Team Leader Evaluation Surveys

Impact Surveys

Who?

Instructors in student programs

Program Directors

Program Directors

What?

Information about instructors’ experience working in their STARTALK program

Feedback on team leaders’ performance in supporting your program

Impact program has had on your participants and in your communities

When?

Near the end of the program

After program ends

At the end of your grant

Administered by Whom?

STARTALK Central

STARTALK Central

STARTALK
Central

Results

Shared with individual team leaders

Shared with individual team leaders

Shared with all stakeholders

Material Type(s): 

  • Administration