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Family Engagement Survey

Family Engagement Survey—Version 2

The Family Engagement Survey—Version 2 (FES-2; Gaumer Erickson, et al., 2022) is an online survey to inform district and building leaders about their success at engaging parents in the education of children. The survey is designed to be distributed to every student’s parent or guardian and measures success across five domains:

  • Welcoming Environment
  • Supporting Student Learning
  • Effective Communication
  • Sharing Power and Advocacy
  • Community Involvement

This survey is based on the PTA National Standards for FamilySchool Partnerships and is a reliable and valid measurement tool (see the Overview and Instructions document linked in the resources below). The FES-2 is comprised of 20 questions, and it is quick and easy to complete online or by using a paper form if desired (see links below).

Schools administering the survey have access to survey results in real-time and may generate a variety of reports to meet their needs, such as viewing the data by student population subgroups.

School administering the survey through https://districttools.org have access to the FES- 2 in 11 languages:














FES-2 Resources:

  • For a quick overview and demonstration of the online survey platform, watch the 8-minute FES-2 Overview Video.
  • For detailed information on the FES-2, including how to launch a survey and view and interpret results, check out the FES-2 Overview and Instructions document. 
  • Watch a webinar on the FES-2 presented by KPIRC Executive Director Dr. Jane Groff and TASN Evaluation lead Dr. Amy Gaumer Erickson.
  • Watch a 5-minute video presented by Dr. Tammy Haught to learn about the connection between family engagement and attendance.
  • Have a question? Check out answers to FES-2 Frequently Asked Questions. 

For additional assistance or any questions regarding districttools.org or the Family Engagement Survey, please contact tasneval@ku.edu



Gaumer Erickson, A. S., Groff, J., Noonan, P. M., Monroe, K., Haught, T., & Huff, T. (2022). Family Engagement Survey—Version 2. KSDE Technical Assistance System Network (TASN). https://www.districttools.org

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