School Climate Survey COVID-19 Item Bank

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The COVID-19 pandemic created an acute need for virtual and hybrid learning environments across the United States. These multiple learning environments presented a challenge to States, districts, and schools thinking about measuring school climate. In response, NCSSLE created a survey item bank that offers a list of survey items States, districts, and schools may want to incorporate into their school climate surveys to address the multiple learning environments in which their students, families, teachers and staff are operating. As most students returned to full-time in-person learning, some districts have continued offering remote learning options. To support schools that offer remote, these items continue to offer flexibility for education agencies that are administering school climate surveys to adapt questions to their unique environments.  

Below is a list of school climate survey items for a variety of respondents.  The topics are based on the model which frames the U.S. Department of Education School Climate Surveys (EDSCLS). (Alternatively, a summary file [PDF] of items by respondent type is also available.) 

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