Welcome to the Views of Instruction, State Standards, Teaching, and Assessment (VISTA) Survey Project page.
VISTA is an annual survey sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Educators were asked to share their views on the implementation of five statewide initiatives:
The 2018-2019 VISTA surveys were administered to all superintendents and principals. 165 or 41% of superintendents provided feedback, with 721 or 40% of principals participating in their survey. Westat provided survey design, data collection, analyses and data reporting for the 2018-2019 VISTA survey projects.
A two-page summary of high level findings:
Superintendent 2019 executive summary
Principal 2019 executive summary
State-wide representative descriptive data:
Superintendent 2019 report
Principal 2019 report
The surveys that were administered in 2019 can be viewed by clicking the links in the table below.
Content:4 statewide initiatives (educator effectiveness (preparing, hiring and retaining educators); state curriculum frameworks; social and emotional learning, health, and safety; and DESE supports.
Time:20 – 30 minutes
Sample:All Superintendents in the state
Sample:All Principals in the state
Last Updated: June 10, 2019
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