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Every Student Counts Survey
Every Student Counts Survey

Every Student Counts Survey logoStudent voice is important to us. From November 12 to 30, 2018, the York Region District School Board will invite all students to participate in the Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS).

The purpose of this census survey is to better understand YRDSB’s diverse student population as well as students’ experiences in school and outside of school. The survey results will be used to help improve our schools and to:

  • Identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success;

  • Create more equitable and inclusive school environments; and,

  • Improve student achievement and well-being.

All students will be given the opportunity to participate. Accessibility options will be available for any student who needs assistance completing the survey.

  • For students in Kindergarten to Grade 6, the survey will be sent home to be completed with a parent/guardian.

  • Students in Grades 7-12 will be invited to complete the census at their school.

The Every Student Counts Survey (ESCS) is confidential but not anonymous. To ensure confidentiality, no directly identifying information (such as student name) will be on the survey. As one of the main purposes of the survey is to identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success, all surveys will include a unique code that will be used to link the survey data with student achievement data.  Survey results will only be reported in aggregate form (grouped data only) and no individual students will be identified. A summary of the results will be available at schools and on this webpage in Spring 2019.

CCI Research has been contracted to work with the Board to conduct the survey and to ensure data privacy, security and adherence to all relevant legislation. If you are a parent/guardian of a child(ren) in Grades 7-12 and do not want them to participate in the survey, you can withdraw your child from participating by contacting CCI Research at 1-866-450-4907 no later than October 9, 2018.

Additional information about the survey is available on the ESCS Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

Parent Inform​ation Letter

An accessible version of this information is available.

Student Surveys (F​or information only, not to be distributed or used)

7-12 Every S​tude​nt Counts Survey

If you have any questions regarding the Every Student Counts Survey, please contact equity@yrdsb.ca

 
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