School districts must administer a student survey at least once every three years. This survey helps schools determine student interest in specific sports so they can plan which sports to offer to equally meet the interests of male and female students.
Survey all students using the OSPI survey questions
Districts must use the survey questions developed by OSPI. If your district wants to modify the survey, get approval from the Equity and Civil Rights Office before administering. Districts can make formatting changes, add questions, or adapt the survey for Scantron or online application without approval.
Disaggregate the survey results by sex and by building to determine the top sports requested and the top reasons for non-participation
Plan next steps. Consider the results of the survey when evaluating the athletic programs and to make sure the district meets the Three-Part Test.
If the top sports requested by the underrepresented sex are not currently offered, plan next steps - such as following up with students about their interest, researching the feasibility of the sport and available competition, and assessing if there are enough interested students in a new sport or squad to sustain a team.
Communicate the survey results. School board members, parents, students, administrators, and coaches are interested in the steps the district is taking to make sure athletic programs are equitable.