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Harris Poll School PulseSM

Harris Poll School Pulse is a satisfaction management tool for school leadership that streamlines stakeholder input, prioritizes concern areas, and recommends continuous improvement measures. It correlates student motivation and achievement, employee productivity and effectiveness, and parental support and engagement to school-specific experiences.

This educational research program centralizes stakeholder input in standardized online and paper questionnaires, developed and tested by administrators, teachers, parents, and education consultants. By defining what education quality means to unique stakeholder groups and how it is influenced, Harris Poll School Pulse succinctly indicates which areas, if improved, will have the greatest impacts on overall satisfaction.

Most importantly, Harris Poll School Pulse recommends action steps to help achieve improvement goals, enabling leadership to focus on building the reputations of their schools and districts and attracting top talent. With specialized research, administrators can more easily:

  • Prioritize areas for improvement and sharpen strategic planning objectives or processes
  • Benchmark against other successful districts using the most recent school year data
  • Analyze trended data at both the district and building level to monitor the success of improvement initiatives.


Harris Poll School Pulse Focus Areas



Praise from Clients Minimize

"This study has been instrumental in aligning the needs of the parents and students with the goals of the districts and schools that I have served in three states. The results are evident in terms of improved student achievement as well as the passage of significant bond issues. The tool is powerful if it is truly used to improve satisfaction of district stakeholders over time."

Bob Moore, Former Superintendent
Victoria Independent School District


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