Making Connections: Strategies for Using School Climate Data

Event Date: 
December 17, 2013 - 01:30pm to 03:00pm EST


Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest is hosting Making Connections: Strategies for Using School Climate Data, an interactive webinar designed to increase awareness of the various ways that school climate data can be used to enhance educational outcomes. During the webinar, the presenter will discuss recent research suggesting that school climate is an important factor in both student and school success. 

States and school districts are increasingly interested in using school climate data for a variety of purposes, including program selection and strategic planning. This event will provide practical information on how school climate is being measured in the Midwest and across the country and will investigate using school climate data to explore the relationships among intervention strategies, student achievement, and behaviors. The discussion also will highlight recent research from WestEd that examines the association between school climate and student achievement and will explore the role of school climate in distinguishing schools that outperform.


The webinar will feature Adam Voight, Ph.D., Climate Technical Assistance and Research Specialist at WestEd. Dr. Voight will provide a research-based discussion of his recent work on linking school climate to school and student success and discuss the methods and measures involved. Strategies for Using School Climate Data will feature panelists from states that are currently collecting and using school climate data through their participation in the Safe and Supportive School Grant Program. Panelists will highlight their successes, challenges, and lessons learned in the course of their work. The session will include a Question and Answer segment to facilitate dialog among presenters and participants.

To access the full recording of the webinar click here: Making Connections: Strategies for Using School Climate Data.