Who Takes the CALL survey?

Everyone who works with students or teachers in the school takes CALL. All classroom teachers, all administrators, teacher support staff, and student support staff take the survey to get a school-wide perspective on the leadership tasks that matter.

What kind of data and feedback will my school receive and when will we receive it?

Upon a school's completion of the CALL survey, school leaders have access to CALL's automated formative feedback system. The feedback is timely and formative in nature. Your school will receive itemized results revealing item by item how the CALL participants responded in aggregate, as well as an aggregate score by domain. Your school will also receive a narrative that explains the survey results by domain. Finally, as a unique feature of the instrument, CALL provides research-based strategies and recommendations for schools to make progress in areas in need of improvement.

How long is the survey?

The CALL survey takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. It can be taken on computers or mobile devices, and can be “paused” so participants can complete it over more than one session.

40 minutes? Why so long?

Schools are complex organizations. CALL is a comprehensive tool that covers the critical domains of school leadership to improve learning. This thoroughness contributes to its high statistical validity and reliability.

How is CALL unique?

CALL is the first validated formative assessment that measures leadership tasks across various school settings. It is not an evaluation of the school's principal; rather it measures the performance of key formal and informal leaders across the school. Your school will receive customized feedback on the leadership tasks that can improve teaching and learning in your school.

What does it mean that CALL is "practice based"?

Educators engage in certain practices to improve teaching and learning in schools. CALL translates these practices into survey items, and organizes the items into domains that make sense to educators. Posing questions about the actual practices of good school leaders makes it easy to understand what needs to be improved in a school. You can view sample survey questions on this website.

When and how should CALL be administered in my school?

CALL can be taken once per year or multiple times to assess the progress of school improvement initiatives over time. Schools can have the entire staff take the survey at the same time during a committed in-service time, or you can invite staff to complete the survey on their own time using any web-connected computer or mobile device. If you wish to administer CALL more than once during the school year to track growth, please contact us about this option.

Are CALL responses and results confidential?

Completely. The data are reported to school leaders, but individual educators are not named in reports. Participants are asked to supply an email address in order to have a link to the survey, but the address is not linked to any data reported back to your school. Reported information is aggregated to the department level or administrative unit when there are more than four people in the group. The names and identifying information of each selected school will never be released to the public or in any reports or publications.

How much does CALL cost?

Click here for information on services and pricing or here to contact a CALL Research and Professional Development Center representative for information regarding cost.