Survey Results

Below are brief summaries and results of Educator Advisory Panel studies conducted by Horace Mann in regards to a variety of educational issues.

May 2017

In May 2017, over 700 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering spring fever, distracted driving, and payment preferences.

February 2017

In February 2017, over 600 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering student absenteeism, retirement preparation/working after retirement, and saving and investing for retirement.

October 2016

In October 2016, over 600 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering financial workshops, preferred method of communication, preferred social media platform, and effective messaging.

May 2016

In May 2016, over 700 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering teacher evaluations, class size, presidential campaign teachable moments, communication preferences, knowledge of state teachers’ retirement systems and educators’ favorite websites.

October 2015

In October 2015, over 700 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering career progression, leadership roles, workload, educator financial goals and life insurance.

June 2015

In June 2015, over 700 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering student loan debt, student loan forgiveness programs, customer loyalty programs and supplemental employment activities for educators.

May 2015

In May 2015, over 800 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering instructional coaching, personal classroom spending, substitute teachers, and mobile device services

November 2014

In November 2014, almost 800 educators responded to a survey covering health and wellness, principal evaluations, study hall and financial planning.  

June 2014

In June 2014, 533 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey about life as a teacher.

March 2014

In March 2014, 829 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering education blogs, alternative schools and insurance company websites.

October 2013

In October 2013, 885 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering a number of education and insurance topics including family ties to education, food allergies and school uniforms.

August 2013

In August 2013, 824 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering a number of education-related topics including summer school and school safety.

June 2013

In June 2013, 814 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering a number of education and insurance topics including out of pocket expenses, school budget cuts, community involvement, social media and email.

February 2013

In February 2013, 874 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering a number of education and insurance topics including grading methods, role of the school counselor, arts related instruction, and communicating with your insurance company.

December 2012

In December 2012, 876 educators responded to the latest Market Research survey covering a number of education topics including homework, future technology in the classroom, and parental involvement.  

November 2012

Over 900 educators responded to a survey covering Extended Learning Time, Perceptions of Education, Role of Retirees, Service Expectation, and Insurance Reviews.  

June 2012

952 educators responded to a survey covering support staff, Common Core Standards, job satisfaction, retirement and summer plans.  

March 2012

905 educators responded to a survey covering ability grouping, favorite websites, and eDelivery.

October 2011

965 educators responded to a survey covering service preferences, usage based insurance, dealing with student anxiety, and ESL instruction.

June 2011

1,034 educators responded to a survey covering student motivation, workplace issues, educator associations, retirement confidence, social media and household financial decisions.

March 2011

1,051 educators responded to a survey about teaching trends, classroom projects, insurance reviews, and customer communications.

December 2010

1,054 educators responded to a survey covering technology, professional development, new teacher training, DonorsChoose.org, and group life insurance.

October 2010

1,000 educators responded to a survey covering the current school year’s progress report, educators’ family ties to education, childhood obesity, and Section 125 plans.

July 2010

The July 2010 Educator Advisory Panel survey included issues related to classroom management and study behavior, teacher satisfaction and burnout and interest in various financial seminars. Almost 1000 educators participated.

March 2010

More than 1,100 educators responded to a study which asked questions regarding budget shortfalls, economic confidence levels, educator retention, recruiting and inclement weather.

November 2009

This study focused on issues related to Horace Mann scholarships and fellowships; and technology preferences.

October 2009

This study asked questions concerning school progress reports, technology adoption and educational finance issues.

June 2009

Participants responded to a survey evaluating the past school year and discussed issues such as summer break and student cell phone usage.

April 2009

The panel focused on issues related to current economic conditions and hardships facing both participants' schools and personal finances.

March 2009

The panel answered questions about online shopping habits, including product purchases and ongoing customer service.  In addition, participants provided feedback on several of President Obama's education plans as well as their plans for retirement in light of the economic recession.

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