About Thoughtexchange

  • As stakeholders in the Pasadena Unified School District, your input matters; we want to continue learning about your experiences in both our schools and the district so that we can focus our work on meeting the needs of all our students!  Our engagement of stakeholders takes many forms and is intended to provide a multitude of opportunities and forums for active participation.  One kind of tool we are increasingly utilizing is targeted surveys intended to glean various kinds of information.  Three such surveys that are and will continue to be used to support our work include:

    1. Educational Master Plan (EMP) Survey administered during the 2015-2016 school year
    2. California Healthy Kids Survey which will be administered in winter-spring, and
    3. A new online learning process called Thoughtexchange.

    In November 2016, the district launched a partnership with Thoughtexchange, an online learning process.  This process provides us a platform for engaging parents, staff and community in a way that informed our priorities as we conducted an update and revision of the district’s LCAP and budget development.

    Take the 2019 Survey through February 15, 2019

    Share your thoughts as we develop next year’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

    Employees, families, students, and community members are invited to participate. The purpose of this process is to continue improving so that we can better serve the needs of our students and families.

    To take the survey, in English please click here
    To take the survey in Spanish click here

    If you are a community member or district staff member not associated with a specific school, please click the Pasadena Unified School District link.

    We want to better understand what you,

    1. think we do well, and
    2. where we can improve

    We believe that by understanding your experiences and priorities, we will be able to continue improving our schools so that PUSD is the first choice in education for more families.

    *LCAP stands for Local Control and Accountabiliy Plan and is the vehical for transparency and engagement in educational spending.  It is the way that LEAs (local education agencies) are expected to share performance data, needs, actions, and anticipated outcomes that guide the use of available state funding.

    2017 Thoughtexchange Survey Results

    Schools across our district took part in an online learning process. We’ve reviewed your thoughts and priorities and now want to share the 2017 survey results with you.  Visit http://pusd.thoughtexchange.com/welcome to learn about the top priorities in our district and across our schools.

    Thank you for contributing to the decisions we make in our district. Your participation in the process was valued.

    Questions on the Process?

    See our Frequently Asked Questions at participants.thoughtexchange.com


Step Activity
Share Planning: Establish timeline, gather emails, market, communicate
Share: Invite participants through email and links to share their thoughts on three (3) open-ended questions
Moderating: Inappropriate thoughts will be flagged and reviewed for removal. Comments with specific people named will not be included
Star Star: Participants will be again invited to review ideas from other stakeholders and prioritize by "placing" stars on what they deem most important
Discover Analysis: Thoughts and ideas will be reviewed by Thoughtexchange analysts. Themes and graphics will be created to assist with understanding results
Discover: Reports and results are shared out to learn what is important to the stakeholders and used to inform decision making