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Measure What Matters Most for Student Success

The Gallup Student Poll is made up of the voices of over 6 million students from more than 8,000 schools across 1,400 districts. Track the hope, engagement, belonging, and social and emotional learning of your students with the Gallup Student Poll, as these factors are reliable indicators of student success.

Students are feeling the effects of global changes on their experiences at school. The time has never been more important for their educators to listen to their collective voices.

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Learn About the Student Experience and Why It Matters

Students' experiences at school -- whether students are in the classroom or learning from home -- largely influence their current and future success. Does a student feel that adults at school care for them? Do they feel like they belong, have hope for their future, and understand and manage their emotions?

Measuring these critical elements of the student experience can accelerate your school's efforts to support student success.

Nine in 10 U.S. school district superintendents say engagement, hope and graduation rate are "very important" measures of school effectiveness. And, students who are hopeful are 2.8 times more likely to say they get excellent grades than their discouraged peers.

Gallup Reports

Gallup Education data and analytics show that students' engagement and hope for the future are linked to achievement, grades, absenteeism and plans after high school. We have researched the needs of students, but we want you to know about your students' needs so you can make an even bigger impact in their lives -- and we're here to help.

How to Consistently Guide Students Toward Success

The Gallup Student Poll is your district's opportunity to measure what matters most to your students. With your Gallup Student Poll results, you will be well-equipped with actionable data and insights to implement effective changes that build engagement, create hope, increase a sense of belonging, and foster social and emotional learning.

Online teacher and student

The education industry will remain at the center of the disruptions related to social issues, global crises, rapidly changing technology and remote learning. Now more than ever, educators need to understand students' experiences so they can help students realize their best future.

"Measurement improves performance. As soon as you begin to get a score, people begin to get better at what they do. People will get good at what you measure."
-- Don Clifton, Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths

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Discover the Factors That Lead to Student Success and Wellbeing


Students' involvement in and enthusiasm for school


The ideas and energy students have for the future


Feeling accepted and included as part of the school

Social and Emotional Learning

How people learn to understand and manage emotions and establish positive relationships with others

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Your Students' Voices Are Important -- the Gallup Student Poll Amplifies Them

When your fifth through 12th grade students take the Gallup Student Poll, their voices join with millions of others to improve school cultures. Specifically, they will join over 6 million other voices from more than 8,000 schools and 1,400 districts.

Students' collective voices reveal that their success is linked to their wellbeing, their engagement at school and their hope for the future. These elements support schools' social and emotional learning goals and are critical to helping students have the best opportunity to thrive today and be well-prepared for the future.

Gallup Education has more than 40 years of data and analytics on what makes exceptional school leaders and teachers. The best educators cultivate their students' strengths and learn about their hopes and dreams, and then they take action to make the student experience better.

With the Gallup Student Poll, you will capture your students' voices on topics that are clearly important but are rarely measured effectively. And, beyond simply getting survey results, you will receive a GSP Toolkit filled with action steps and insights customized for your school's needs.

The poll is available to schools and districts in the U.S. and Canada, and it takes most students about 10 minutes to complete.

You can implement the survey at a convenient time for your district. Flexibility in the survey field dates allows you to invite students to share their experiences whenever it works best for your district.

Participating in the Gallup Student Poll is simple:

  1. Contact us to get started.
  2. Register your district or school.
  3. Determine when you want to survey your students.
  4. Administer the survey.

After your survey period is complete, you will get your results and school-level reporting and then partner with your Gallup consultant on how to use your data to create actionable plans for improving your students' experiences.

"Nothing happens until someone expects something of you in ways you can achieve."
-- Don Clifton, Father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths

Success begins with setting the right expectations based on measures that confirm what matters most to your students. Get informed so you can expect the things from your students that will help them be engaged and hopeful learners for the rest of their lives.

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