INSPIRE Leadership Survey Suite

The Initiative for Systemic Program Improvement through Research in Educational Leadership (INSPIRE Leadership) Surveys include a suite of evaluation resources made available by a team of leadership development experts who make up the INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative.  These surveys are available for leadership preparation programs to produce evidence helpful in improving programs, meeting accreditation requirements, and making the case for support among various constituencies.  INSPIRE is aligned with national educational leadership standards, the UCEA Institutional and Program Quality Criteria and provides a source of evidence on program outcomes.



Findings from the 2017 INSPIRE-Graduate (G) Survey

Findings from the 2017 INSPIRE-Leaders In Practice (LP) Survey

Findings from the 2016 INSPIRE-Graduate (G) Survey

Findings from the 2016 INSPIRE-Preparation Program (PP) Survey

 A Deeper Look: INSPIRE Data Demonstrates Quality in Educational Leadership Preparation

This publication was developed and published by a team of leadership development experts from the INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative and UCEA.

The University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) is an international consortium of universities that offer doctoral programs in educational leadership and administration and are marked by a distinguishing commitment and capacity to lead the field of educational leadership and administration. UCEA has a single standard of excellence for membership: superior institutional commitment and capacity to provide leadership for the advancement of educational leadership preparation, scholarship, and practice consistent with UCEA’s established mission. UCEA’s mission is to advance the preparation and practice of educational leaders for the benefit of all children and schools. UCEA fulfills this purpose collaboratively by 1) promoting, sponsoring, and disseminating research on the essential problems of practice, 2) improving the preparation and professional development of school leaders and professors, and 3) influencing policy and practice through establishing and fostering collaborative networks. To learn more about UCEA, please visit our website at

The INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative was established to make available valid and reliable evaluation research tools and methods, a systemic process for collecting and analyzing program and state level data, training materials and opportunities for program faculty and evaluators, and strategies for leveraging data for leadership preparation program improvement. Furthermore, the Collaborative aims to support a rigorous and longitudinal research program focused on the preparation and practice of educational leaders.

The INSPIRE Leadership Suite was designed by and is administered by a team of leadership development experts from the INSPIRE Leadership Collaborative and is administered through the Utah Education Policy Center. If you are interested in learning more about the INSPIRE Survey Suite, please email the INSPIRE team at