The School Opinion Surveys are designed to obtain the views of parents/caregivers, students and school staff from each school on what they do well and how they can improve.
Opinions on the school, student learning, and student wellbeing are sought from a parent/caregiver in all families and students in years 5, 6, 8 and 11 from each state school.
Opinions on the school as a workplace are sought from all school staff and principals. A small number of items are also asked of teaching staff on teaching and learning practices and of principals on departmental support.
The suite of 2021 School Opinion Surveys was open between
15 and 30 July 2021.
Additional information about the surveys is located on the
School Opinion Survey FAQs page.
In 2021, a new administration method was trialed where families, students in Years 5, 6, 8 and 11 and school staff were emailed an invitation with a unique link to complete survey. The emails were sent from central office (not schools) and all personal details such as email addresses were separated and deleted from responses before data was stored for reporting.
Latest results from the suite of School Opinion Surveys:
2021 School Opinion Survey summary report
2021 School Opinion Survey state report
2019 School Opinion Survey summary report
2019 School Opinion Survey state report
School Opinion Survey comprehensive state results, 2012-2019
Note: The School Opinion Survey was not conducted in 2020 due to COVID-19.
Performance Monitoring and Reporting
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