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The Jesuit Schools Network offers its member schools access to three different evaluative tools:
The SPS II
The Student Profile Survey II (SPS II) is a self-report instrument designed to measure student attitude/belief and expectation/performance change from freshman to senior year in the five dimensions of the Profile of the Graduate at Graduation: Open to Growth, Intellectually Competent, Religious, Loving, and Committed to Doing Justice.
The freshman version of the SPS II is intended for students in their freshman year at a Jesuit high school. Students are asked to reflect on the experiences at their high school and indicate their degree of agreement or disagreement with the SPS II statements. Some questions from the SPS II Open to Growth section are “Should I / Should my school prepare me to / Do I…
- see God in all things?”
- know Jesus as a real person?”
- accept myself for who I am?”
Much like the freshman version, the senior version of SPS II elicits student responses to assess how well the school has prepared the student along the same areas, changing “Should my school prepare me to…” to “Has my school prepared me to…”
In reporting the results of SPS II, data are grouped according to the following five areas:
- Open to Growth
- Intellectually Competent
- Committed to Doing Justice
The IGNatian Identity Survey (IGNIS) is an instrument designed by the Jesuit Schools Network Conference Office as a reflective tool to help Jesuit high schools assess Ignatian identity as perceived by their various constituencies. Statements have been created to elicit responses about the degree to which students and adults have experienced the principles and beliefs of Jesuit education as identified in the documents Go Forth and Teach: The Characteristics of Jesuit Education, Ignatian Pedagogy: A Practical Approach, and What Makes a Jesuit High School Jesuit? through various school programs and activities.
The student version of IGNIS is intended for students in their junior or senior year of a Jesuit high school. In their efforts to help students grow as persons of competence, conscience and compassion, Jesuit high schools provide many programs and activities. Students are asked to reflect on the experiences at their high schools and indicate their degree of agreement or disagreement with the IGNIS statements. Here are a few IGNIS statements which appear on the student version:
- I am learning about the principles of Ignatian spirituality.
- My school teaches me to take responsibility for what and how I learn.
- I honestly confront issues of social injustice, racism, sexism, and religious intolerance.
There are three adult versions of IGNIS, representing three unique constituencies: school personnel, board members, and parents of students. The adult versions of IGNIS are designed to indicate constituent perceptions about a Jesuit high school’s Ignatian identity. The first 50 items of the adult versions correlate with the student version. In addition, there are a number of items specific to the particular constituencies.
In reporting the results of IGNIS, data will be grouped according to the following 5 factors:
- Openness to Growth & Educational Excellence
- Religious Education & Formation
- Faith & Justice
- Active Reflection
The Standards and Benchmarks Sponsorship Review Survey (SBSR) is a survey to gauge the perceptions of individuals about the school as they relate to Our Way of Proceeding: Standards and Benchmarks for Jesuit Schools in the 21st Century. The survey is intended to help schools, the province, and the visiting teams for the Jesuit Sponsorship Review Process identify strengths and areas for growth as they are perceived by particular members of the school community. This survey and its results can be used in conjunction with other data gathering processes and tools as the school participates in its self-study and identifies school achievements, develops areas for growth, and prepares for the Jesuit Sponsorship Review visit by the team. Note, perception surveys and results should not be the only form of data gathering in the Jesuit Sponsorship Review Process. The results of the surveys, together with other data collection, can be used to establish baseline data as well as measure perceived growth in the school over time and potentially alongside other Jesuit schools.