On behalf of Gradient Learning, Project Tomorrow designed and implemented an online survey in spring 2021 to collect both quantitative and qualitative feedback from Summit Learning teachers nationwide. The goal with the data collection effort was to better understand teachers’ lived experiences with Summit Learning and how Summit Learning benefits both teachers and students. The survey included questions about teachers’ views on mentoring, the impact of Habits of Success, the Summit Learning platform, project-based learning, and technology use within the classroom. Teachers’ overall satisfaction with Summit Learning was also polled. Survey question types included multiple choice items, Likert scales and open-ended narrative responses.
The findings from this national research on Summit Learning is documented in a new report created by Project Tomorrow. The report includes the views of 1,418 Summit Learning teachers from 164 different school districts nationwide and provides new insights about the types of outcomes schools and districts can realize when implementing Summit Learning. Those outcomes include:
82% of Summit Learning teachers say that their 1:1 mentoring time with students results in positive changes in the academic performance of their students.
Two-thirds of Summit Learning teachers (65%) say that they are a stronger, more effective teacher because of Summit Learning.
What we learned about Summit Learning teachers: