School administrators can customize surveys to suit the needs of their school.


Survey Options:

Close Surveys: If you wish to close teachers access to the surveys.

Disable Separation/Pairings for Teachers: If you wish to stop teachers having access to the Student-Student Separation/Pairing section of the survey. Admins will still have access. Admins are the only ones to have access to Teacher-Student Separations/Pairings.

If you allow teachers to access Separations/Pairings please remind teachers to only use them for the most essential situations or placements become mathematically impossible and classes become unbalanced.

Student Preferences: Select the number of Preferences (student friendships) you wish your teachers to be able to select. If you select preferences please encourage your teachers to complete them all for every student.

Survey Order:
You can change the order in which the tabs appear at the top of the survey page by dragging and dropping the labels here.




Rename the Headers, Labels, and Rubric to meet the needs of your school.

If you adjust these labels please make sure you keep the order the same, highest to lowest. The Class Creator algorithm uses the data in the order below to generate classes.

Behavior: Very Good to Very Challenging

Academic/English & Mathematics: Well Above-Level to Well Below-Level

Special Education: None to Lots of Extra Support

ESL/ESOL/EAL/ELL: None to Beginner: High Support

You can also "Hide" survey column by clicking the checkbox beside it.

Type of Academic Survey: Select General Academic, English & Mathematics, or Reading, Writing & Mathematics surveys from the down menu at "Academic Surveys".

Academic Score: A 3 character score can be entered for all academic surveys if enabled. Use the 'Options' menu at "Academic Surveys" to enable. This score is NOT used by the algorithm to sort students.

ESL/ESOL/EAL: Enable/Disable 'English for speakers of other languages' in the survey. Use the drop down menu at "Additional Support Surveys"

Other Surveys

Hide Teacher Notes: If you do not wish teachers to be able to add student notes you can disable them. Admin notes will always be active and only accessible to administrators.

Ethnicity: Enable or Disable the collection of ethnicity data in the surveys.

Survey Tags

Survey Tags provide schools with the flexibility to meet their priorities.

If you have any feedback/ideas in regards to the use of tag please let us know:

You can use Student Tags (not Special Education Tags) to place students in specific classes using Student-Class Pairings.

Student Tag Examples:

  • Ethnicity 
  • Religious Considerations
  • English/Literacy Support Program
  • Mathematics/Numeracy Support Program
  • High Achievers Program
  • Supportive Parent/Family
  • Challenging Parent/Family
  • Music Program
  • Arts Program
  • Sports Program
  • G & T program

Student Tags are not taken into account by the Class Creator sorting algorithm. They are for identification purposes only.


Special Needs/Education Tag Examples:


  • Language
  • Physical Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Vision Impairment
  • Deaf/Blind
  • Mental Health
  • Autism



  • Intellectual Disability
  • Severe Language Disorder
  • Severe Emotional Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Physical Disability / Chronic Health Impairment
  • Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy



  • Autism
  • Developmental Disability
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Emotional and/or Behavioral Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Speech and Language Disability
  • Deaf-Blind
  • Visual Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Orthopedic or Physical Impairment
  • Other Health Impaired (including Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Other Ideas:

  • Literacy Support
  • Numeracy Support
  • Funded Support
  • Not Funded Support
  • ESL/EAL/ESOL Support
  • (It's better to use the ESL Section in Class Creator Survey)
  • Gift & Talented
  • Individual Learning Plan (ILP)
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Behaviour Intervention Plan (BIP)
  • Parent Support Plan (PSP)

The Class Creator algorithm does take into account Special Needs tags when placing students. However, the sorting is done using the "Support Required" data from the surveys, not the tags. Special Needs Tags are for identification purposes only.