Gallup Student Poll Information 

RUSD students in grades 5-12 will participate in the annual Gallup Student Poll again this year starting from October 17th through October 28th. This survey measures student academic and life success – Hope, Engagement, Entrepreneurial Aspirations and Career / Financial Literacy – through a short 10-15 minutes, 24 question, anonymous online survey.

Below is a summary of how the Gallup Poll’s four concepts of Hope, Engagement, Entrepreneurial Aspirations and Career / Financial Literacy have been shown to affect student outcomes:

Hope – the ideas and energy we have for the future.
Hope drives attendance, credits earned, and GPA of high school students. Hope scores are more robust predictors of college success than are high school GPA, SAT and ACT scores.

Engagement – the involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
Engagement distinguishes between high-performing and low-performing schools.

Entrepreneurial Aspirations – the talent and energy for building business that survive, thrive and employ others.
Entrepreneurial aspirations that are identified and nurtured in students can empower the next generation of innovators to spur and sustain long-term economic energy.

Career / Financial Literacy – The information, attitudes and behaviors that students need to practice for healthy participation in the economy.
Career / Financial Literacy helps students make wise economic choices which can then contribute to a thriving life.
This survey will help us gain information for areas in our Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) that address school climate and students’ social emotional well-being. You may find more information, including a full report on the 2015 results nationwide and a list of questions asked in the survey, at www.gallupstudentpoll.com. The Gallup Poll survey is completely anonymous and no identifying student information is collected or shared. OPT-Out: Please let your school secretary know if you do not want your child(ren) to participate.

If you have any questions about the survey please contact the Department of Research, Assessment and Evaluation at 951-788-7135 extension 80800.

Gallup Student Poll Letter to ParentsENG / ESP