SPS Correlation Tool (3-5)

Colorado’s Student Perception Survey focuses on student learning, student-centered environment, classroom community, and classroom management. Each of these categories include questions that measure teacher practice and provide an overall picture of educator effectiveness.

This tool allows educators to explore the relationship among the survey items on Colorado’s Student Perception Survey (SPS). By hovering over an item, the tool shows the other three survey items to which it most strongly correlates. This helps educators understand how the survey items relate to each other, and how instructional practices can have an impact on several items within the survey.

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The schoolwork we do is interesting.

  • My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.
  • The schoolwork we do helps me learn.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

My teacher uses a lot of different ways to explain things.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • My teacher knows when we understand the lesson and when we do not.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

Our classroom materials and supplies have a special place and things are easy to find.

  • My teacher cares about me.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • In this class, we learn to correct our mistakes.

My teacher makes sure that we think hard about things we read and write.

  • In this class, we learn a lot almost every day.
  • In this class, we learn to correct our mistakes.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.

In this class, we learn a lot almost every day.

  • The schoolwork we do helps me learn.
  • My teacher makes sure that we think hard about things we read and write.
  • In this class, we learn to correct our mistakes.

The schoolwork we do helps me learn.

  • In this class, we learn a lot almost every day.
  • What I learn in this class is useful to me in my real life.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.

  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher cares about me.

My teacher tells us what we are learning and why.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • My teacher knows when we understand the lesson and when we do not.

My teacher asks questions to be sure we are following along.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • My teacher uses a lot of different ways to explain things.

When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

  • Students feel comfortable sharing their ideas in this class.
  • My teacher cares about me.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.

In this class, it is more important to understand the lesson than to memorize the answers.

  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • My teacher makes sure that we think hard about things we read and write.

My teacher writes notes on my work that help me do better next time.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher makes sure that we think hard about things we read and write.

What I learn in this class is useful to me in my real life.

  • The schoolwork we do helps me learn.
  • In this class, we learn a lot almost every day.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

In this class, we learn to correct our mistakes.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • In this class, we learn a lot almost every day.

My teacher knows when we understand the lesson and when we do not.

  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.

My teacher teaches us to respect people’s differences.

  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher cares about me.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.

My teacher knows what my life is like outside of school.

  • My teacher knows what is important to me.
  • My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.

My teacher wants us to share what we think.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • My teacher asks questions to be sure we are following along.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.

The people we learn and read about in this class are like me.

  • My teacher knows what is important to me.
  • My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.
  • My teacher knows what my life is like outside of school.

My teacher talks about things we learn in other classes, subjects, and years.

  • My teacher writes notes on my work that help me do better next time.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.

My teacher knows what is important to me.

  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.
  • My teacher knows what my life is like outside of school.

My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.

  • My teacher knows what is important to me.
  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.

If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.

  • My teacher cares about me.
  • My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.
  • My teacher knows what is important to me.

Students feel comfortable sharing their ideas in this class.

  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher knows what makes me excited about learning.
  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.

My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.

  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • My teacher knows what is important to me.
  • My teacher cares about me.

I feel like an important part of my classroom community.

  • In this class, I feel like I fit in.
  • I feel like I do a good job in this class.
  • My teacher cares about me.

I feel like I do a good job in this class.

  • I feel like an important part of my classroom community.
  • In this class, I feel like I fit in.
  • My teacher cares about me.

In this class, I feel like I fit in.

  • I feel like an important part of my classroom community.
  • My teacher cares about me.
  • I feel like I do a good job in this class.

I ask for help when I need it.

  • My teacher talks to me about my work to help me understand my mistakes.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • I feel like I do a good job in this class.

My teacher cares about me.

  • If I am sad or angry, my teacher helps me feel better.
  • When the work is too hard, my teacher helps me keep trying.
  • My teacher would notice if something was bothering me.

All of the kids in my class know what they are supposed to be doing and learning.

  • My classmates behave the way my teacher wants them to.
  • Students in my class are respectful to our teacher.
  • Our class stays busy and does not waste time.

Students in my class are respectful to our teacher.

  • My classmates behave the way my teacher wants them to.
  • All of the kids in my class know what they are supposed to be doing and learning.
  • Our class stays busy and does not waste time.

Our class stays busy and does not waste time.

  • My classmates behave the way my teacher wants them to.
  • Students in my class are respectful to our teacher.
  • All of the kids in my class know what they are supposed to be doing and learning.

My classmates behave the way my teacher wants them to.

  • Students in my class are respectful to our teacher.
  • All of the kids in my class know what they are supposed to be doing and learning.
  • Our class stays busy and does not waste time.

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