COVID-19 Student Survey
The COVID-19 Student Survey was created, in a joint effort between the University of Washington (UW) and OSPI, as a needs assessment to collect information about student thoughts, feelings, and behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. The results of the survey are helpful for teachers, school leaders, parents, and community members.
- The survey will be administered throughout the State of Washington, to students in grades 6 to 12, from February 1-18, 2022.
- Survey results will be released in April 2022 and can be used to inform school improvement plans, re-engagement plans, and other student support programming.
For School Employees
- 2022 COVID-19 Student Survey Registration
- COVID-19 Student Survey Timeline
- Sample Robocall for schools to use to notify parents
Survey Administration Instructions
- What Survey Administrators Need to Know
- Survey Administration Instructions: In the Building
- Survey Administration Instructions: Remotely
Rationale & Description
For Students & Families
Resources for Students
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 Student Survey. Questions weren't answered? Review and download the full COVID-19 Student Survey FAQs below.
- COVID-19 Student Survey FAQs English | Spanish | Russian | Ukrainian | Vietnamese | Somali
- Why are student demographic questions asked on the survey?
The COVID-19 Student Survey was developed as a needs assessment. The questions were designed to be actionable, and their results can help building and district leadership implement changes that will help students who may be struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It should take students 20-25 minutes to complete the survey.
Demographic questions are asked on this survey to help identify and address potential disparities among groups of people. For example, if fewer students in 8th grade state they have an adult to turn to for help or support if needed than students in 7th grade, then schools can look further into how to address the lack of trusting adults among 8th graders. More information about the demographic questions asked on the survey can be found here.
No. Students in grades 7-12 will be asked those questions. Students in grade 6 will not.
Yes, it will be available in English, Spanish, Russian, Somali, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.
Anonymized results will be shared with School Principals and District Superintendents in April 2022.
Survey questions were taken from the last COVID-19 Student Survey, other youth surveys, and from feedback from internal and external partners such as school leaders, AWSP, and UW.
Ideally, the survey should be administered in a school building during a class period. However, if school is being taught remotely, the survey can be done at home, but it should still be administered during a class period.