For nearly two decades now, Mississippi’s SmartTrack Survey has been the gold standard of school-based surveys that assess student risks and protections throughout the state, while permitting effectiveness evaluations of school-based interventions.
SmartTrack is a survey that requires about 20 minutes to complete to avoid diverting time from academics and other student activities. The richness of the information gained by SmartTrack is excellent compared with the minimal amount of time required for student survey completion. Also, because SmartTrack is principally administered as an online survey and can be completed with SmartTrack’s own technology, use of school resources to complete SmartTrack is minimized or, in some cases, eliminated. There is no cost to schools or districts for administration, reporting, or interpretation and utilization workshops to educators.
SmartTrack has a distinguished history of working closely with the state’s leading educational administrators. This relationship has ensured that the survey is consistent with the philosophy and approach embraced by the State Superintendent and other educational leaders. The SmartTrack team recognizes the privilege of being able to conduct the survey in Mississippi schools and is pleased to work under the supervision of state educational leaders.