School administrators are using Zoomerang, an online survey tool created by MarketTools Inc., as a fast and cost-effective way to receive input from parents, students, and teachers, better understand the needs in their community, and respond with the best use of their limited resources.

A Minnesota school administrator plans to use Zoomerang to evaluate a new teacher training program.

“The feedback from these surveys will allow us to change our content and process to better meet the learning needs of our new teachers,” said Peter Mau, a high school staff development specialist in North St. Paul, Minn. He said hell also use Zoomerang to do pre- and post-assessments of training initiatives with about 500 teachers.