Dallas ISD Climate Survey

What Teachers Need to Know about the Spring Climate Survey

Don't Forget to Complete the Climate Survey

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Participation Reports

Districtwide Participation results can be pulled daily; however, individual campus participation rates will be sent to the Division on:
  • Monday, April 27, 2015
  • Friday, May 1, 2015
  • Monday, May 4, 2015
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2015
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
  • Thursday, May 7, 2015
You should receive them from a Division coordinator that day.

Facts at a Glance

  • The Climate Survey for district personnel is conducted once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
  • Climate Survey results are used as part of the evaluation system for principals.
  • All employees, professional and support, assigned to your campus are expected to take a Climate Survey.
  • The questions included in the Climate Survey for each employee differ according to job category (teachers, principal, support staff, etc).
  • The questions on the Spring 2015 Climate Survey will be the same questions used in Fall 2014.
  • The Climate Survey will be conducted by a third-party company (Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute), and individual responses will remain confidential.
  • School-based staff will receive an email inviting them to complete the survey on May 23, 2015. The subject line will be “Dallas ISD Climate Survey from PPRI at Texas A&M.” Those who haven’t received the email in their Outlook mailbox by Thursday, May 24, 2015, should check the spam folder. Each link is unique and can be used only once, so employees are asked to not share or forward the link or use a link sent to another staff member.
  • The expected window for the 2015 Spring Climate Survey is from April 23 to May 7, 2015 at 5 p.m.
  • Climate Surveys are covered in Board Policy DC (LOCAL) - Employment Practices.

Participation Matters

High participation rates provide validity for your Climate Survey results. With high participation, the data will reflect the opinions that are truly representative of the whole staff. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Texas A&M help hotline (1-888-890-0089) if there are questions.
  • We would rather someone ask a question than not take the survey. Things happen. Last year, some of the links that were emailed to employees ended up in the spam folder. Once we found out about employees never receiving their link, we were able to send out information to help the situation. Let us know if there is a problem. It may be one affecting many other schools.

disd@ppri.tamu.edu or 1-888-890-0089