Learn About Tripod

We bring over a decade of research and field experience when we partner with educators to design and implement innovative, research-based survey assessment projects.


Created by Dr. Ronald F. Ferguson of Harvard University in 2001, Tripod began as a bridge from research to practice for educators working to raise achievement levels and narrow gaps. It has evolved into a trusted research partner and source of survey assessments, used widely around the nation and in countries including Chile, China, England, Lebanon, and Senegal. Tripod was the only student survey studied and validated by the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and completed in 2013. Tripod’s survey assessments now encompass a wide range topics and are used to gather valuable input from students, teachers, and families.

Tripod Student Surveys

Tripod is the nation’s leading provider of classroom-level student survey assessments for K-12 education. Tripod’s research and analytics deliver valuable insights about teaching practices, student engagement, and school climate. We use a database of millions of survey responses to calibrate results against broadly anchored norms, and the Tripod reporting platform presents engaging feedback for educators to promote school improvement and professional learning.

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