Comprehensive School Climate Inventory

  • Students - Orderly school environment; Administration provides instructional leadership; Positive learning environment; Parent and community involvement; Instruction is well-developed and implemented; Expectations for students; Collaboration between administration, faculty, and students
  • Staff - Rules and norms; Physical and emotional bullying; Physical surroundings; Social and civic learning; Professional relationships; Respect and diversity; Openness; Outreach to family members; Support for learning; Administrator and teacher relationships
  • Parents - Physical and social bullying; Respect and diversity; Social support - adults (towards each other and towards students); Social and civic learning; Physical surroundings; Rules and norms; Student-student relationships; Support for learning
  • Community Members - Physical and social bullying; Respect and diversity; Social support - adults (towards each other and towards students); Social and civic learning; Physical surroundings; Rules and norms; Student-student relationships; Support for learning; Interest in supporting school’s improvement efforts
Students, Staff, Parents/Guardians, Community Members
Grade Level
3-5; 6-12
  • Guo, P., Choe, J., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A. (2011). Report of construct validity and internal consistency findings for the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory. Fordham University.
  • Higgins-D’Alessandro, A., Faster, D. & Cohen, J. (2010). School growth and change:  A report comparing schools in 2007 and 2010. Fordham University and the National School Climate Center. (Unpublished report).
  • Sandy, S.V., Cohen, J. & Fisher, M.B. (2007). Understanding and assessing school climate: Development and validation of the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI). National School Climate Center. (Unpublished paper).
Survey Instruments

These survey instruments are not publicly available. You can learn more about them at Please contact Darlene Faster, COO & Director of Communications, at the National School Climate Center at or (212) 707-8799 x22 for more information on these surveys. Survey instruments are available in English and Spanish. Email the National School Climate Center if you have a need for additional translations. 

Survey Level
Survey Data

This is one of the K-12 Surveys listed in the School Climate Survey Compendium.

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