FAQ: Expected Response Rate for SPOT Surveys

What response rate should I expect from my students?


Our goal is an overall response rate of 70% or higher. Several semesters of data show that this is achievable at VT, although individual courses may be significantly higher or lower than this mark. Please communicate information about this process to students. Let them know the timing and what to expect. Instructors' reinforcement of the importance and usefulness of student feedback is critical to achieving high response rates.


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