ISM's Research and Reports
ISM's Research and Reports

Develop strategies based on sound research and analysis germane to private schools.

ISM’s continuous research is at the core of our theory, workshops, and consultations, and is the driving force behind Ideas & Perspectives and our other publications. We analyze our own survey and report information, and routinely peruse statistics and data developed by the government and other educational organizations.

ISM's goal is to provide various resources of relevance to private schools, sharing information and advice to help them prosper. 

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ISM Faculty and Management Compensation Survey 2013-14 Summary of Results

Whitepaper ● August 9, 2019

  Released March 2014. In this report, Hanover Research summarizes results from the 2013-2014 Faculty and Management Compensation Survey, administered on behalf of Independent School Management to 262 independent schools in the United States. Analysis in this report includes univariate summa...

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5 Elements to Consider When Setting Your Financial Aid Policy

Whitepaper ● August 24, 2018

Setting the correct financial aid policy for your school allows you to more consistently and accurately award the right amount of aid to mission-appropriate families. Learn strategies for setting a mission-appropriate financial aid policy that makes sense for your families, your school, and your community with our white paper, 5 Elements to Consider When Setting Your School’s Financial Aid Policy.

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Six Steps You Must Take When Creating Next Year’s Summer Program

Whitepaper ● August 24, 2018

While the summer program takes place over a few months in the summer, it often requires a full calendar year to prepare successfully. Careful planning is essential to create the best summer program possible for your students, school, and community. We provide you with tips and advice to ensure you have a high quality program in our white paper, Six Steps You Must Take When Creating Next Year’s Summer Program.

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Sexual Misconduct: Four Steps to Reduce Risk

Report ● January 30, 2018

Reducing the risk of sexual violence on campus starts with awareness. Sexual misconduct can happen at any school at any time. An Associated Press investigation uncovered 17,000 sexual crime reports in K–12 schools from fall 2011 through spring 2015. And, since 2014, The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the Department of Education has seen a 500% increase in sexual violence claims.

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