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Research Surveys

Research Surveys

The Research Department develops, implements, and manages a variety of surveys each school year across the Upper Canada District School Board. These surveys focus on enhancing student learning and achievement, equity and inclusion, and informing human resource practices.

Active Surveys

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As part of the Upper Canada District School Board’s (UCDSB) continuing efforts to promote a positive school environment, we are excited to share with parents and guardians the new Amplify Survey. This work aligns with the Director’s Work Plan 2023-24 under Student Culture where we continue working to enhance student mental and physical health, and sense of belonging. The initiative also connects to the Student Improvement & Equity Plan (SIEP). Under the Safe Schools initiative, every public school board in Ontario is required to collect school climate data for students, parents/guardians, and staff.

The survey is a twice-annual school climate survey (administered in October & March) that will be used to support data driven, student-assisted Equity and Mental Health & Wellness plans in all schools. Students in Grades 4-12 will be invited to participate in a short (8 question) survey administered in-class. The survey link will be sent to student email accounts. 

The 2024 spring survey, will be administered from March 18-28. 

The survey asks questions about:

  • school safety
  • belonging
  • mental health and well-being
  • skill development
  • extra-curricular activities and sports.

Review the 2024 spring survey questions here.

Survey Details:

  • Data Collection- October and March
  • Parents can view survey questions in the Survey Questions pdf document posted on the Research Department website.
  • Voluntary (Teachers will provide survey instructions in-class).
  • Accommodations will be available for students requiring supports.
  • Parents may opt-out and students can skip or decide not to complete the survey at any time.
  • Anonymous (students are only asked about their grade and school; no other personal information is required).
  • Confidential
  • Administered during instructional time in-class.
  • Only Grades 4-12 (same survey questions for all students participating).
  • 8 questions
  • The Research Department will have access to the survey data.

Student feedback will help us to:

  • Track and monitor school climate indicators twice a year.
  • Maintain and enhance a positive school climate.
  • Promote an environment of respect, safety and belonging for all students.
  • Make informed and meaningful evidence-based decisions that support achievement and well-being.

Past Surveys

Open Data Source Files

These files show the raw data with identifiers removed.

2022-23 We All Belong JK-12 Student Survey Data
2022-23 Intermediate Student Voice Survey Data

The UCDSB is committed to the highest levels of privacy and confidentiality when collecting information about students and families. Student survey data is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act 2017, and the Education Act, R.S.O. 1990, Sections 169.1, 170 (1) and 171 (1) and complies with Ontario’s Data Standards for the Identification and Monitoring of Systemic Racism and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. 
This collection of information will help to identify gaps in our school system and see where biases exist so they can be addressed through improved programming. If you have any questions regarding the collection of this information, please contact your school Principal or our Information and Records Management Specialist, (613) 342-0371, ext 1396.
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