California School Climate Survey


Collegiality; Resource provisions and training; Professional development (instruction, cultural competence, meeting student needs); Positive student learning environment; Caring and respectful relationships; High expectations of students; Opportunities for meaningful participation; Cultural sensitivity; Clarity and equity of discipline policies; Perceived school safety; Learning facilitative behavior; Learning barrier (risk behavior, interpersonal conflict and destructive behavior)

  • Hanson, T.L. (n.d.). School climate domains and Cal-SCHLS measures to assess them. Unpublished.
  • Hanson, T., & Austin, G. (2011). Internal consistency reliabilities for Healthy Kids School Climate Survey instruments. Unpublished.
  • You, Sukkyung, & Furlong, M. (n.d.). A psychometric evaluation of staff version of school climate survey. University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • You, Sukkyung, O’Malley, M., & Furlong, M. (Under review). Brief California School Climate Survey: Dimensionality and measurement invariance across teachers and administrators. Submitted to Educational and Psychological Measurement.
Survey Instruments

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Survey Data