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Conditions for Learning Survey

All Iowa public school districts are required to administer an annual school climate and culture survey to students in grades 3-12 called Conditions for Learning Survey. The Survey is designed to measure engagement in school, safety, and the overall learning environment.

In 2021, parents and guardians of students in preschool through grade 12 will have an opportunity to participate in a Parent/Guardian Conditions for Learning Survey as well. This new Parent/Guardian Survey will give parents and guardians added representation in school improvement efforts. The Survey contains similar items to those on the Student Survey, focusing on areas that range from student safety to positive adult and student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced.

The Parent/Guardian Survey, which is available in English and Spanish, will be accessible to parents and guardians from April 5 to May 28, 2021, online. The Survey will ask that all parents or guardians of children in preschool through grade 12 complete the first four questions, which the Department of Education must collect as required to report under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). However, no person is required to complete the survey and participation is voluntary. The remaining Conditions for Learning questions are optional to answer. A copy of the items on the Survey is available by request.

Responses to the online Parent/Guardian Survey are confidential and the results are completely anonymous. No names are recorded, and no identifying information is attached to specific responses. The results of the Survey will be provided back to the school to be used with the Student Survey results for identifying areas of strengths, and areas for improvement.

Thank you for your involvement in Linn-Mar Community Schools to improve conditions for learning here and throughout the state.


Shannon Bisgard, Linn-Mar Superintendent


Letter to families

Survey link and directions was emailed to families the week of April 26th-30th 2021.

Survey Instructions: On the main landing page, you will see two drop down lists.

  • If your student is in grades Preschool-5, select from the first list.
  • If your student is in grades 6-12, select from the second list.

Type in the name of the school building. When you have found the school at which your student attends, click the “Take This Survey” button to begin. On the next page, confirm that the district and school names are correct. If they are not correct, go back to select the correct school.