Discusses implementing programs that ensure school safety and academic success, covering what makes up Iowa's program as an example. Demonstrates Iowa's success via participation in standard LEA implementation activities and their Safe School Certification Program as well as via completing items on an implementation checklist.
Includes information for schools that want to get moving right away to improve school climate. This toolkit contains an implementation readiness guide, sample plan, and details six steps that can move a school through a change process.
Presents results from phone interviews with principals and LEA coordinators for readers interested in the details of the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) evaluation. Includes detailed qualitative and quantitative data and themes learned about each question asked.
Explains how schools and districts can create a continuum map to graphically document all of the supports available to students across content areas and identify which students receive those supports across three tiers. Continuum maps can help stakeholders understand the activities and resources available in a school or district.
Consolidates data and information on the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) index for all participating schools in 2014. This report provides stakeholders interested in the IS3 work a detailed breakdown of data points and analysis.
Rates programs and curricula based on a review of national registries of evidence-based programs and identifies common elements and defines levels of quality for each element. This rubric can assist districts in selecting programs for inclusion in implementation plans.
Summarizes a variety of lessons of administering the New York City School Survey and presents both the Research Alliance’s and the NYC DOE’s reflections about the process of improving the School Survey.
Details how the addition of "Advisories" to Hendersonville High School in Tennessee helped create major changes to their school climate. Highlights how other schools can learn from this example, giving ideas and suggestions to address bullying.