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We believe your communities’ experience with, and perspective on, school district function and impact are an invaluable resource that is essential to informing strategic planning and continuous improvement efforts.

We have a complete set of research instruments designed to engage the school district community.

These include:

  • Interview guides for superintendent, school board members, principals, administrators and community stakeholders
  • On-line surveys for alumni, parents, teachers and support staff
  • 3 Focus Group Models:
    • Current State Assessment | SWOT – what are your district strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement and threats to excellence?
    • Future State Ideation – cross-functional effort to explore your district of the future?
    • Focus! – Collaborative effort to address specific issues/topics that need attention
  • An Instagram Storyboard designed to animate your community voices (in development)

Our research methodology is built on holistic assessment of 5 key, interdependent dimensions that define any student experience:

  • Facilities
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction
  • School & District Culture
  • School & District Leadership


  • Effective community engagement
  • Leverage of feedback to drive strategy, policy and decision-making
  • Measuring satisfaction
  • Identifying & prioritizing continuous improvement actions
  • Improving organizational focus and alignment

What to Expect as a Client

Excellence in:

  • Planning
  • Methodology & Sample Design
  • Engagement & Facilitation
  • Reporting

Rigor & flexibility

Research into action


Working with school district communities to assess & reimagine some of the 17,000 hours students spend at school.