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in the South Dakota Department of Education
Schools have been measured primarily by test scores, graduation rates, attendance, and discipline. For some time, educational leaders and policy-makers have been in pursuit of a more balanced and fair way to measure the complex and high-impact work of caring and nurturing that goes on in every school. Every state’s effort to incorporate culture and climate surveys as part of school ratings is a testament to this earnest struggle.
The advent of school choice and the shift in how stakeholders now communicate has led us to identifying customer experience as a key indicator of the caring and nurturing in schools. It is a more real-time and direct measure of what an annual survey aspires to capture and provides more actionable insight in the areas of employee morale, equity, student safety, and operational effectiveness. K12 Insight, in partnership with National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) and National School Boards Association (NSBA), just concluded the first State of K-12 Customer Experience study with salient findings that should be of interest to every state department of education. Below you’ll find the full report and additional assets that speak to the significance and urgency behind improving the school customer experience in your state.
K-12 Leaders believe customer service is key to establishing trust, even though schools lack vital training and resources to meet community needs.
See the full findings from our 2019 State of K-12 Customer Experience report—the first national study of its kind—which defines the link between effective community engagement and school success.
TURN EVERYDAY SCHOOL INTERACTIONS INTO EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out using the information below.
Dr. Gerald Dawkins
Sr. VP of Superintendent
and District Relations
703 | 542 | 9557
2291 Wood Oak Drive
Herndon, VA 20171