Information to read aloud to students:
Scarsdale High School is taking part in a survey being conducted by researchers in the School of Education at Stanford University. The goal of the survey is to better understand the student experience in school. It will take you 30-40 minutes to complete. Although it’s long, we ask that you take the time to complete the entire survey. You will be asked questions about your experience at our school. You will also answer questions about your parents’ expectations for you. I will give you a warning with five minutes left in the period. If you have not finished, I will ask you to skip ahead the end of the survey and complete the remainder.
There are no right or wrong answers on the survey. The researchers are looking for your perceptions and ask that you be as honest as possible. Your honest responses will help the researchers better understand the student experience here. All of the data collected will be completely confidential and we do not ask for your name or birthdate. If you wish to speak with someone about personal issues related to the content of this survey, our support staff are available for that purpose.
If you do not want to answer a particular question, you may leave it blank, and you may also stop participating at any time if you choose. If you have any questions, please raise your hand and I will come over to help you.
Before you begin the survey, please read and sign the assent form. Please open a web browser, navigate to the High School home page under "Special Programs --> "Student Wellness Survey" and click on "Student Consent Form."Once you have given your assent and submitted the form, you may begin the survey by clicking on the link "Student Survey Form."
If the screen freezes, have the student close the browser, and then open the web browser again try the link again. This should bring them to a page that asks if they would like to resume from where they had left off. They should click “yes.” They should then be directed to the question they were on when the screen froze.
If a student follows a link and the survey is not at the beginning page, this means the previous student abandoned the survey part way. The student can 1) click next to get to the end of the survey and then start his/her own survey or 2) open a different browser and navigate to the link.
Sometimes when many students try to submit their surveys at once, the system slows down a bit. Encourage students to be patient in the last step.
If you encounter any problems, do not hesitate to call Sarah Miles on her cell phone: 650-468-5453. Thank you again for your help in administering this survey.