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Districts Hope Poll Will Help Student Performance
Updated: Thursday, October 10 2013, 07:45 PM CDT
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28)--Students in all four metro area school districts are set to take a survey that measures their attitudes towards success.
Right now, united way and members of those districts are at the Cedar Rapids Educational Center to discuss how the survey will help them better understands the needs of students.
Hope, well-being and engagement, those are three factors that predict student success, according to Gallup.
"How do we help our kids be hopeful about the future so they can do well, get the education and the jobs,” said United Way’s Leslie Wright.
Local schools along with the united way are looking for answers through the Gallup student poll.
That poll measures student's attitude toward future success. It also looks at how students view community support.
"Kids will be asked in three grades, 5, 7 and 9 to answer a series of questions about those things and then we'll get the results of how we're doing and what we can do better,” Wright said.
The goal is to make sure students are ready for the future.
Research from Gallup shows that scores from the poll are better at predicting academic success in college than GPA and the ACT or SAT.
"It gives them yet another piece of data to look at and say where can we put some interventions in place for students,” said Cedar Rapid’s School District’s Paul Hayes.
The survey started on October 1st and students have until November 1st to take it.
"It's going to be huge for the community to take a look at what are the services that are available and how we use those services,” Hayes said.