Annual education telephone survey underway

February 23, 2021 ATA News Staff

The Ministry of Education is conducting its annual telephone surveys to collect teachers’ and other partners’ perceptions of Alberta’s K–12 education system.

Opened in February, the surveys gather responses from a random sample of teachers, parents, high school students, principals, school board trustees, employers and the general public in the province. There will be more than 6,000 completed surveys, ensuring that survey results for each of the respondent groups are statistically representative.

This year, the department is again piloting online surveys of teachers using the same survey instrument as the telephone survey. In addition, the survey of principals is being administered online only.

As in previous years, the survey is also being offered in French for four respondent groups: senior high school students, parents, teachers and school board trustees.

The survey responses are completely confidential and only aggregate data will be reported. The survey begins in mid-February and will continue until June. CCI Research has been contracted to administer the surveys.

Survey results are used in specific business plan performance measures and will be reported in the ministry’s 2020–21 annual report.

A summary of the information from this survey will be posted on Alberta Education’s website. Last year’s survey results are available at

Questions about the survey can be directed to Jim Peck, senior manager in the Corporate Planning Branch, at 780-422-1963 (dial 310-0000 first for toll-free access in Alberta) or ❚

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