What is the Satisfaction Survey?

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An annual survey of students in grades 4, 7, 10 and 12, their parents and school staff administered since 2002 in British Columbia public schools.

The Survey was developed with input from partner groups, experts in educational measurement and special education, and teachers of early grades. Each year feedback from participants is considered in order to improve the survey questions and features.

Districts and schools are able to add questions that address local issues by contacting the Survey Administrator.

The survey is delivered online and it takes about 10 minutes to complete the Ministry questions. If districts or schools have added questions the survey may take longer.

Student and staff surveys are provided in English and French. Parent surveys are provided in 18 languages.

When does the survey take place?

The survey is available 24/7 over a period of about three months, January to mid-April.

What do I need to take the survey online?

Login requirements:

You will require a logon number, which schools receive from the survey administrator and distribute to participants. Parents can contact their school for a logon number if they haven't already received one.

For the 23014/2015 survey, the Ministry is providing direct access for parents to complete the survey without requiring a logon number. The direct access option is a pilot to determine feasibility for future years. Parents must select the district and school for the child and can then login with no additional information.

The survey can be accessed online at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/access.htm

All responses are anonymous and confidential.

System requirements:

  • Internet Explorer, Netscape, Mozilla or Safari
  • 56K bandwidth
  • 32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
  • 40MB hard drive space

The survey is administered by:

Where do I find the results?

Principals have password secured access to their school's interim reports immediately after the surveys are completed from www.bced.gov.bc.ca/sat_survey/results.htm Public reports are subsequently provided at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/reporting/