What’s the Consortium?
Group of public
school districts who
join together to
capture, monitor and
Inform better decision-making
What does this mean?
Centralized database of comparative
information for Program Evaluations
(eventually Climate Studies, Satisfaction
Affordably priced and produced using
professional research standards
What’s the benefit?
Good, reliable data
Peers in education sharing valuable ideas,
tips and processes to enhance learning
How does it work?
•District assembles names and email addresses of key audiences
•Key audiences: parents, staff, non-parent patrons and key opinion leaders
• Patron Insight creates an online “Interest Survey”
• District sends survey to all email addresses (via a link) requesting participants self-select
their interest level in various school facilities, programs and activities
•District chooses a Program to evaluate from our extensive list of District
Programs and using our Program Evaluation Template (or your own)
• District completes internal input while survey questionnaire is prepared by one of our
• Once approved by district, survey is distributed to those individuals who have opted in
and/or would logically have valuable input to the District Program
How does it work (cont.)?
•Survey findings are analyzed and a professional research report is
written (10 days after survey closing)
•District inserts survey findings into the Program Evaluation Template
and presents results internally
•Evaluations are posted on the Consortium website (password
protected and only accessible by members)
•Districts use peer-to-peer comparisons and contact fellow
Consortium members to learn about their District Programs to
enhance their education efforts
Addition Help Available
Additional data can be added
Experienced PhD/EdD-level Educators
available for complete turn-key evaluations
Includes producing and presenting the finished
report as desired
Annual fee or minimum requirement
for doing survey?
No annual fee
Required to complete one survey annually
to remain in the Consortium
Where did this idea come from?
Patron Insight was approved by Kearney
School District in Kearney, MO to assist with
sate-mandated Program Evaluations
The Best Practices Consortium grew from
For an educator’s opinion, please contact:
Dr. Bill Nicely, Kearney School District
How to get started?
Tell us you’re
We’ll send you the
Survey and work
with you to create
you are interested
Tell us you’re