Meaningful Data on Your Young People’s Lives and Experiences

How do young people experience life in their families, schools, and communities? Where do they experience the support and challenge they need as they grow up? Are they developing the noncognitive skills, attitudes, values, and identity that they need for success in life? What high-risk behaviors do they engage in—and what strengths and supports (Developmental Assets) do they have or need to avoid these risks?

Thousands of schools, coalitions, and organizations turn to Search Institute’s easy-to-use surveys to help them answer these questions about young people in their communities, schools, and organizations. Our surveys:

  • Focus on strengths, supports, and skills that young people need to succeed and overcome challenges
  • Measure intangible qualities that really matter for youth development and education
  • Provide easy-to-understand, actionable information results that can help engage others in your work and increase your impact in the lives of young people
  • Bring young people’s own perspectives and experiences to your planning

Our Surveys

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Our Promise to You

  • One-on-one consultation to determine which survey fits your needs
  • Detailed user manuals and technical support to guide you through the survey process
  • Clear, actionable reports of your survey results to share with others and to guide your planning
  • Tools and services for using results to improve the lives of youth


Download a copy of our Survey Brochure. For more information, call a Resource Specialist (800-888-7828 ext. 526), or send your question via e-mail to identify which survey best meets your needs. We look forward to working with you.

Expectations of Survey Users Collecting survey data from young people requires following ethical, legal, and professional standards in order to protect young people and to generate quality results that can be used with confidence. Search Institute survey users must adhere to these professional standards for survey research. See expectations of survey users >>