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Exit Survey

Teacher Retention Survey

Our exit survey helps schools better understand why teachers are leaving and improve retention moving forward. Divided into three clear categories, our exit survey illuminates the key factors behind a teacher’s decision to leave, whether it’s school, district, or personal — or a combination of all three. Our clients find that departing teachers are more willing to respond to our survey and also be more forthcoming about their decision to leave, since it comes from a trusted third party.

Our exit survey is: 

  • Easy to launch and user-friendly interface
  • Sent by Upbeat as a third party when employees leave or at the end of the school year
  • Expertly designed to track progress against district goals and national trends
  • Fully customizable: districts can add or remove categories and questions to suit their needs
  • Exclusively developed for K-12 schools
  • Continuously updated and refined by our team of researchers
  • 100% anonymous and secure 

Upbeat’s survey is organized in these three key categories:

  • School Related Factors
  • District Related Factors
  • Personal Factors

“Upbeat’s exit surveys to teachers have provided crucial insights into the specific factors driving educators to leave our district. With this data, we’ve increased participation in our exit surveys to over 80%, ensuring comprehensive feedback for continuous improvement. We’ve also refined our recruitment strategies & fostered a more supportive work environment, ultimately enhancing teacher retention.”

Dr. Chip Kay
Colombus Public Schools
Director of Finance and HR

Our proprietary research 

General-purpose survey companies only provide the technology to collect survey results, and are not designed exclusively for teacher retention. No other survey company in the nation has invested in teacher retention and engagement like Upbeat. We’ve studied years of teacher turnover data and invested in cutting-edge proprietary research to develop and continually improve our survey. Combined with our collaboration with districts around the company, this allows us to provide targeted, up-to-date, actionable data. 


Upbeat is solely focused on teacher retention - we are the experts. 

We developed our survey with cutting-edge K-12 research, and continually refine it based on new learning. General-purpose surveys don’t get at the heart of the matter: how is a school’s climate and culture impacting teacher engagement and satisfaction? These factors directly impact teacher retention, student achievement, and school performance. 

Timely results on an easy-to-use dashboard.

Upbeat returns data within two weeks of survey completion for real-time feedback, quicker decision making, and actionable insights for principals and district leaders. Compare survey results among schools, view progress over time, or zoom into specific data points of interest. Our team helps you understand and interpret your data, and share it with important stakeholders.

Collaborate closely with an industry-leading coach to analyze and interpret data, ensuring informed decision-making.

Upbeat offers you direct access to a team of experts dedicated to addressing your unique goals and challenges head-on. Our coaches, comprising highly seasoned educators and senior school administrators, actively collaborate with principals to tackle problems and set priorities that drive tangible results. They don't just provide support; they take action to make a real difference.