Common Instrument Suite Educator (CIS-E) Survey
The Common Instrument Suite Educator (CIS-E) survey is a retrospective self-report survey designed to capture the unique qualities of STEM programs and the practitioners who lead them. Developed to complement both the Common Instrument Suite Student Survey (CIS-S) and the Dimensions of Success (DoS), the CIS-E enables programs to capture key information about who is leading STEM activities, educators’ levels of support, and perceived efficacy in delivering STEM content. The survey was designed for any in- and out-of-school time staff leading or co-leading STEM activities.
Answer a variety of key questions about your program. For example...
- Do our educators come from similar backgrounds as the students we serve (e.g., gender, race/ethnicity)?
- Do educators feel they have improved student outcomes in various STEM areas?
- Do educators have positive attitudes about leading informal STEM activities?
Please see below for examples of the information you'll be able to gather using the CIS-E!
educator & Program background
Level of experience leading/facilitating STEM
Desired professional development
Educators' confidence, interest, and ability to lead STEM activities
STEM identity of educators
Self-assessment of implementing aspects of quality programming
PERCEPTIONS OF YOUTH CHANGE
Educators' perceptions of youth interest, confidence, and abilities in STEM
Perceptions of youth 21st century skills