Presents a revision of The California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (Cal SCHLS) designed to enhance the value of the elementary survey for assessing school climate and stakeholder engagement, and for guiding Local Control and Accountability Plan implementation and improvement.
Discusses the role of high school teachers in supporting a positive school climate. Includes promising approaches to increasing access to effective teaching for under served students and policy recommendations for creating a positive school climate.
Presents an easy to follow guide on how to conduct focus groups with students, teachers, and school faculty by providing detailed answers, tips, and best practices. Includes strategies to refine research questions and step-by-step details for analyzing data.
Provides links to evaluation tools -- like surveys, observation tools, and artifact reviews -- used to measure teacher and principal effectiveness. The database includes evaluation tools that use school climate metrics to help assess educator practice.
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.
Used for progress monitoring throughout the Iowa Safe and Supportive Schools (IS3) grant and was set up as an online survey (using SurveyMonkey). IS3 Area Education Agency coordinators completed the checklist periodically each year for each of their assigned schools.
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.
Outlines, for stakeholders, the goals and indicators of success around school safety, engagement, and environment from the Louisiana Safe and Supportive Schools Initiative (LSSSI). Includes data points highlighting major successes from the project, descriptions of the support infrastructure, and a list of next steps.
Provides a template for Louisiana Safe Supportive Schools Initiative (LSSSI) districts to deposit and analyze data on school climate indicators. Indicators include bullying and harassment; weapons; tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; fighting, assaults, and injury; disobedience and tardiness; and suspensions and expulsions. This Excel spreadsheet automatically creates graphs based on the data entered.