Delaware School Climate Survey

Constructs

Students – School climate (teacher-student relations, student-student relations, respect for diversity, clarity of expectations, fairness of rules, school safety, student engagement schoolwide, bullying schoolwide, total school climate); Positive, punitive, and SEL techniques (positive behavior techniques, punitive techniques, social emotional learning techniques); Bullying victimization (physical bullying, verbal bullying, social/relational bullying, cyberbullying); Student engagement (cognitive and behavioral, emotional)

Staff – School climate (teacher-student relations, student-student relations, respect for diversity, clarity of expectations, fairness of rules, school safety, student engagement schoolwide, bullying schoolwide, teacher-home communications, teacher-staff relations, total school climate); Positive, punitive, and SEL techniques (positive behavior techniques, punitive techniques, social emotional learning techniques)

Parents – School climate (teacher-student relations, student-student relations, respect for diversity, clarity of expectations, fairness of rules, school safety, teacher-home communications, total school climate, parent satisfaction); Bullying victimization (physical bullying, verbal bullying, social/relational bullying); Student engagement (cognitive and behavioral, emotional)

Respondents
Students; Staff; Parents
Grade Level
Students: 3-5, 6-12; Staff and parents: 3-5 or 9-12
Reports
  • Bear, G., Yang, C., Mantz, L., Pasipanodya, E., Hearn, S., & Boyer, D. (2014). Technical Manual for Delaware School Survey: Scales of School Climate, Bullying Victimization, Student Engagement, and Positive, Punitive, and Social Emotional Learning Techniques. Delaware Positive Behavior Support (DE-PBS) and School Climate Transformation Projects. http://wordpress.oet.udel.edu/pbs/technical-manual-for-school-climate-surveys/  
  • Bear, G., Gaskins, C., Blank, J., & Chen, F. (2011). Delaware School Climate Survey—Student: Its factor structure, concurrent validity, and reliability. Journal of School Psychology 49, 157-174.
  • Bear, G., Yang, C., Pell, M., & Gaskins, C. (2014). Validation of a brief measure of teachers’ perceptions of school climate: relations to student achievement and suspensions. Learning Environments Research 17: 3, 339-354.
  • Bear, G., Yang, C., Mantz, L., & Pasipanodya, E. (2014). Validation of a Brief Measure of the Perceptions of Parents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.  33:  2 115-129.
Survey Instruments

Please note, these survey instruments and related resources, including interpretation guidelines and post-survey action planning tools, are publicly available at the Delaware Positive Behavior Support Project website: delawarepbs.org

Survey Data
Non-federal