Surveys, Questionnaires & Interviews

Gathering high-quality data about any topic begins with a survey that is well designed and easy to understand. We extensively pretest survey instruments using evaluation methods that include expert review, cognitive testing, and a variety of techniques to assess usability. If a survey includes respondents who speak a variety of languages, our translation process ensures the materials accurately capture the intended meaning.

Project Highlights

PISA for developing countries

The Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) assesses the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds throughout the world. PISA’s goal is to measure how well countries’ education systems are preparing...

Reporting on educator preparation programs

States and educator preparation programs (EPPs)—both traditional and alternative—are required by law to collect extensive information from the new teacher pipeline, which graduates nearly 200,000 teacher candidates annually. States...

Statistical support to largest ever K-12 survey

The National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS) provides descriptive data on the context of elementary and secondary education while also giving policymakers a variety of statistics on the condition...

Streamlining cancer trials

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) continually looks for ways to streamline and standardize its clinical trials to ensure that results can readily translate into cancer treatments. As part of...

Supporting the future of special education

The U.S. Department of Education awards more than $80 million annually to support training programs for students pursuing degrees, certificates, or teaching endorsements in the special education field. The...

Surveying community corrections

Every year, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) conducts the Annual Surveys of Probation and Parole (ASPP), collecting data from more than 500 federal, state, and local agencies across...

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