Harris Interactive and SurveyMonkey Join Forces To Help School Districts Improve Education

Market Research Leaders Bring Insight into the Parent, Teacher and Student Experience in their School

Jul 23, 2013, 05:00 ET from Harris Interactive

NEW YORK, and PALO ALTO, Calif., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Interactive Inc. (NASDAQ: HPOL), a leading global market research firm, today announced a first of its kind collaboration with SurveyMonkey, the global leader in online survey solutions. The collaboration brings together the innovative SurveyMonkey platform with the 20+ year heritage of Harris Interactive's Harris Poll School PulseSM, a comprehensive, integrated satisfaction management tool for school leadership that streamlines stakeholder input (students, teachers, administrators and parents), prioritizes concern areas, and recommends ongoing improvement measures. Harris Poll School Pulse has been tested repeatedly, and has proven successful in helping hundreds of school districts of various sizes across the country.

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"Our goal is to support the continuous improvement of education and make it possible for school administrators to gain critical feedback from their stakeholders," said Mike de Vere, President of the Harris Poll. "We know that balancing student, parent and teacher needs while meeting rigorous academic and budget requirements is the daily task of school district administrators nationwide. As an established leader in market research with 50 years of experience, innovation is part of our DNA; teaming up with the technology experts at SurveyMonkey allows us to continue to drive down the cost for school districts while preserving the value of our School Pulse offering."

"The richness in research and analytics that Harris provides is a great addition to our self-service model," said Bennett Porter, Vice President at SurveyMonkey. "Now, school districts can gather critical input from teachers, parents and students in an easy, affordable way and leverage those insights against other school districts of similar size. We're thrilled to partner with Harris to make improving education a priority."

Key features of the tool include:

  • A 360 degree look at all the stakeholders (students, teachers, parents and administrators)
  • Affordable web-based survey solutions
  • Professionally designed standardized survey and reporting
  • Benchmark data against similar school districts
  • Specific and actionable recommendations for improvements
  • Study results provided by Harris Interactive youth and education experts

For more information regarding Harris Poll School Pulse, please visit http://www.harrisinteractive.com/Products/Reports/SchoolPoll.aspx

About Harris Interactive

Harris Interactive is one of the world's leading market research firms, leveraging research, technology, and business acumen to transform relevant insight into actionable foresight. Known widely for the Harris Poll® and for pioneering innovative research methodologies, Harris offers proprietary solutions in the areas of market and customer insight, corporate brand and reputation strategy, and marketing, advertising, public relations and communications research. Harris possesses expertise in a wide range of industries including health care, technology, public affairs, energy, telecommunications, financial services, insurance, media, retail, restaurant, and consumer package goods. Additionally, Harris has a portfolio of multi-client offerings that complement our custom solutions while maximizing our client's research investment. Serving clients in more than 196 countries and territories through our North American and European offices, Harris specializes in delivering research solutions that help us - and our clients - stay ahead of what's next. For more information, please visit www.harrisinteractive.com.

About SurveyMonkey

SurveyMonkey (www.surveymonkey.com) is the world's largest survey company, helping customers collect more than 2 million online survey responses every day. SurveyMonkey revolutionizes the way people give and take feedback, making it accessible, easy and affordable for everyone. The company was founded in 1999 with a focus on helping people make better decisions and has built technology based on more than 10 years of experience in survey methodology and Web development. Customers include 99 percent of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, small businesses, HR departments and neighborhood soccer leagues everywhere.

The company has more than 200 employees throughout the United States and Portugal, with headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

Press Contact: Corporate Communications Harris Interactive 212-539-9600 press@harrisinteractive.com

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