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NIES Survey Questionnaires

In addition to completing the NAEP mathematics and reading assessments, students, teachers, and school principals participating in the National Indian Education Study (NIES) were asked to complete survey questionnaires. Because these questionnaires are specific to the NIES and focus on American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) education, they differ from the NAEP questionnaires.

All of the survey questions were multiple choice, but a space was provided at the end of the survey for respondents to write in comments. The student survey took about 10–15 minutes to complete; the teacher and principal surveys took about 20–25 minutes to complete.

Throughout the questionnaires, the role of AI/AN culture in students' lives and school experiences is explored. The teacher questionnaire collects information about teachers' backgrounds and instructional practices as they relate to the education of AI/AN students. Teachers who teach reading and/or mathematics to one or more students selected for the study are asked to complete this questionnaire. The school administrator questionnaire collects information about school factors related to the education of AI/AN students. The questionnaire is completed by the principal or head administrator of the school whose AI/AN students are selected for the study.

Links to the survey questionnaires for the 2009, 2011, and 2015 NIES in PDF formatPDF File, as well as the number of questions in each questionnaire, are shown below.

NIES 2015 Questionnaires

Student Grade 4 (73K) Grade 8 (87K)
Teacher Grade 4 (140K) Grade 8 (149K)
School Grade 4 (136K) Grade 8 (140K)

 

Number of NIES survey questions, by type of questionnaire: 2015

Type of questionnaireNumber of questions
Student, grade 432
Student, grade 831
Teacher, grade 427
Teacher, grade 831
School, grade 419
School, grade 821
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2015 National Indian Education Study.

 

NIES 2011 Questionnaires

Student Grade 4 (370K) Grade 8 (538K)
Alaska student Grade 4 (469K) Grade 8 (653K)
Teacher Grade 4 (608K) Grade 8 (655K)
School Grades 4 and 8 (416K)

 

Number of NIES survey questions, by type of questionnaire: 2011

Type of questionnaireNumber of questions
Student, grade 425
Student, grade 825
Teacher, grade 423
Teacher, grade 827
School, grades 4 and 825
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2011 National Indian Education Study.

 

NIES 2009 Questionnaires

Student Grade 4 (87K) Grade 8 (109K)
Alaska student Grade 4 (90K) Grade 8(110K)
Teacher Grade 4 (130K) Grade 8 (136K)
School Grades 4 and 8 (152K)

 

Number of NIES survey questions, by type of questionnaire: 2009

Type of questionnaireNumber of questions
Student, grade 425
Student, grade 825
Teacher, grade 423
Teacher, grade 827
School, grades 4 and 825
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2009 National Indian Education Study.

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Last updated 10 March 2016 (TO)