• culture of excellence and ethics assessment

    CEEA Survey FAQs

    What does CEEA survey measure? As the name suggests, CEEA surveys measure the extent to which the climate and culture of a school are conducive to the development of student competencies of excellence and ethics, or their performance character and moral character. In addition, CEEA surveys measure whether the school climate is safe, supportive, and engaging for students; whether staff engage in supportive collegial relationships; and the extent to which the school engages student families in support of student learning.

    Can I use CEEA surveys for one-time needs assessment? Yes. One of two primary applications of CEEA surveys is diagnostic. Even one-time administration of CEEA surveys provides a wealth of data for assessment of the current state of school culture, identifying areas of strength and areas for improvement.

    When and how often should I implement CEEA surveys if I want to monitor my school/district climate and culture over time? For most situations, IEE recommends a repeated cross-sectional design: surveys are administered and results reported once annually in repeated “waves” scheduled for approximately the same time of the year.

    What comparisons are available for my school’s CEEA data? CEEA surveys and reports are designed to provide internal comparisons: students and staff are asked identical items, so that student results can be compared to those of staff, and vice versa. A parent survey is also available for complete triangulation of the data. When the surveys are administered repeatedly, the results can be compared over time.

    Students in what grades can take the CEEA survey? CEEA surveys are available for two developmental levels of students. The Secondary version of the survey is designed for high and upper middle schools, or grades 7-12. The Elementary Version is designed for students in upper elementary schools, or grades 4-6. For consistency of assessment, Faculty/Staff CEEA surveys are aligned with the student developmental versions.

    Can I assess an individual student’s progress on Excellence & Ethics competencies? CEEA surveys are anonymous and do not collect information that can identify individual students; therefore, CEEA data can only be used as group-level assessment.

    Can I get data on specific subgroups in my student population using CEEA surveys? Standard CEEA data collection and data reports are designed to show results for the whole school. It is also possible to generate an additional report showing student results by grade level. The cost of this additional report can be determined by contacting IEE ofice.

    Can I assess an individual staff member’s practices impacting student learning and/or social development? CEEA surveys are anonymous and do not collect information that can identify individual staff members; therefore, CEEA data can only be used as group-level assessment.

  • Last updated: July 1, 2016.