Survey Administration Planning

This page provides helpful information that schools may use to administer the survey to graduating seniors.

Plan FOR Survey Administration

Download the student survey planning tip sheet, which provides helpful hints that schools may use to plan for survey administration. Work with other key staff in your school to develop a survey administration plan.

Watch this short video to learn how other counselors are administering the survey!


Schedule A time for students to Synchronously

complete the Survey

Students can complete the survey during homeroom, advisory, or a subject all seniors take.  The survey takes 10 minutes and should be administered in late March or April 2021. Let us know when you will administer the survey by clicking the link below.


Let Parents Know

Students who are under 18 should share a flyer about the study with parents/guardians that contains information about the project and directions on how parents/guardians can opt their student out of participation. Counselors should distribute this to all students prior to administering the survey. Click below to download the flyer!



Let students know how to take the survey with you or other staff by sending information using the following methods or other ways you know will get students’ attention.

  • Administer during advisory or a class period

  • Post as an assignment in your learning management system (Schoology, Google Classroom, etc.)

  • Email the survey link to graduating seniors.

  • Post to social media accounts (e.g., Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter)

  • Ask student government representatives to share the link on their student group chat

  • Send the survey link and attachment on the Remind app


During the administration window, counselors may access real-time lists of which students have either completed the survey or declined to take it so that they know who to follow-up with.

Click below for language you can use for each of these steps.