Keeping Chicago's Top Principals:

A Look Back, The Path Forward

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Survey Overview

The Fund designed the third annual Principal Engagement Survey with input from principals and other partners. The National Business Research Institute (NBRI), a nationally-recognized research firm that ensures principal confidentiality, administered the survey.

In 2016, 482 principals participated in the survey, a fourteen percent increase in the number of respondents and a corresponding eight percentage point increase in the response rate over the 423 participants in 2015. This represents 73 percent of principals surveyed during May and June of the 2015-2016 school year.

While the information shared here is valuable for many purposes, readers are strongly encouraged to talk to principals before taking any next steps. Moreover, individual principal responses do vary and readers should consider the overall response rate and sample sizes when drawing conclusions.

About the Response Rates

482 out of 664 Chicago public school principals responded to The Fund’s 2016 Principal Engagement Survey.
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