School Climate Assessment Instrument - Elementary

Constructs

Students – Physical environment; Student interactions; Management and discipline; Learning and assessment; Attitude and culture; Parents and community; Special education (optional); Project-based learning (Optional)  

Teachers and Staff – Physical environment; Teacher relations; Student interactions; Leadership and decisions; Management and discipline; Learning and assessment; Attitude and culture; Parents and community; Special education (optional); Project-based learning (optional)

Parents – Physical environment; Student interactions; Leadership and  decisions; Management and discipline; Learning and assessment; Attitude and culture; Parents and community; Special education (optional); Project-based learning (optional)

Respondents
Students; Teachers and staff; Parents and guardians
Grade Level
Teachers, staff, parents, and guardians of students in grades K-6; Students in grades 2-6
Reports
  • Shindler, J. (2016). Examining the efficacy of the ASSC School Climate Assessment Instrument (SCAI) to promote improved school climate, psychological factors related to high functioning schools and students, and student achievement and why it’s uniquely qualified to do so when compared to other climate survey instruments. Los Angeles: Alliance for the Study of School Climate. Retrieved from http://web.calstatela.edu/centers/schoolclimate/assessment/Comparison_and_Efficacy_of_the_ASSC_SCAI.pdf

  • Alliance for the Study of School Climate. (2016). Examining the Reliability and Validity of the ASSC/WASSC School Climate Assessment Instrument (SCAI). Unpublished memo.

  • Shindler, J. (2016). Additional vetting information. Unpublished memo.

  • Shindler, J. (2011). Sample for psychometric analyses. Unpublished memo.

Survey Instruments

All Alliance for the Study of School Climate (ASSC) school and classroom surveys are available for use by a school, district or state. All instruments are copyrighted. Permission is required for use. Surveys are available by paper or using the ASSC online system. Student research requests are welcome. Please contact John Shindler, Director of the Alliance for the Study of School Climate, at jshindl@calstatela.edu for more information.

Survey Data
Non-federal