WINSS Successful School Guide
 Continuous School Improvement

Characteristics of Successful Schools

Wisconsin educators identified seven "Characteristics of Successful Schools." This Web site helps schools examine the support for these characteristics among parents, staff, and community members.

The survey process starts by defining a survey project (that is, selecting a school or district, a time span for the survey period, and the surveys to be used). A "project manager" enters this information on the "Start a New Project" page. Once the project manager has completed the initial project management tasks, s/he receives a Project Password. Each person who gives that Project Password to this Web site after clicking "Participate in a Survey Project" can take the surveys, and their responses will be stored. After the last day of the survey period, anyone who returns to the Web site, clicks "Results", and gives this Project Password can see the analyses.