Improve Learning Outcomes

Tripod Education Partners works with states, districts, and schools to gather, organize, and report on student, teacher, and family perspectives. As pioneers in the field, Tripod’s nationally recognized surveys were first developed in 2001 by Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University with educators in Ohio.

Rooted in Educational Equity.

Tripod surveys were first administered as part of a school-based initiative focused on raising achievement for all students while reducing the Black/White achievement gap. Tripod surveys include measures to capture student perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Validated by Research.

Many research studies have highlighted the reliability and validity of data collected with Tripod surveys, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project, which used Tripod surveys as one of its key metrics.

Widely Used.

As a trusted research and implementation partner, our surveys are used in settings across the country and internationally. Locations include Grand Rapids, Pittsburgh, Houston, Washington, DC, and Hawaii.

Action Oriented.

Tripod survey reports help district leaders, principals, and teachers track progress over time and set goals for professional learning and school improvement.

Flexible Support Provided.

Tripod offers a variety of data collection options—paper, online, annually, weekly—and can customize surveys to meet local needs. Our experienced team of research and implementation staff provide end-to-end support to ensure success.

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