Missing Data

"One of my charts has a 'Not enough responses' message. What does that mean?"

The Tell Them From Me® interactive reporting tool provides the option to drill-down results into sub-populations (e.g., by grade, sex, Aboriginal status, etc). In order to ensure survey-taker anonymity, our charts will automatically suppress small drill-down populations from displaying. When a population is restricted, it is accompanied by a ‘**Not enough responses’ message within the chart.


  • We will restrict drill-down populations from displaying anytime they are comprised of less than five students.
  • Anytime there are only two drill-down populations in a chart and ONE of them has insufficient data, we will restrict BOTH populations from displaying.

* For surveys, the term "sex" stands for the biological sex of the person at birth, not the "gender" that the person may identify themselves with.


"I see that some of the year levels from my school have been omitted from the Close Survey year list. I know that students from those years completed surveys. Why aren't they appearing?"

The list only shows populations of five or more students. If a year had less than five students complete the survey then it won't appear when the chart results for your school are broken down by year level. However, their answers do get factored into the average values for your school's overall results.

In the interest of protecting the privacy and anonymity of our survey-takers, we don't display the results for any population (i.e., # of students in a year, # of students of a specific sex in a year, demographic category) that includes less than five respondents.