Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS)

Constructs
  • Principals: School climate; School safety; Suspension counts; Expulsion counts; Access to school buildings and grounds; Security procedures; Searches and dog sniffs; Dress codes; Identification policies; Delinquent acts occurring in schools; Parent involvement; Degree of discipline policy influence held by various stakeholders
  • Schools: Graduation rates; Staff counts (e.g., social workers, guidance counselors); IEP/LEP counts and practices; Title I and free and reduced-price lunch services
  • Teachers: Working conditions; Control over student discipline; Student behavior; Parental support; Support from administrators; Support for special needs instruction; Student tardiness/absenteeism; General satisfaction; Problems with students (health, poverty, dropouts, parents, apathy, etc.); Attacks and threats from students
Respondents
Principals, teachers, schools
Reports
  • National Center for Education Statistics publications on the Schools and Staffing Survey are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch/getpubcats.asp?sid=003
  • The NCES bibliography includes selected research reports by outside researchers and is available at: http://nces.ed.gov/bibliography/

Selected publications include:

  • Aud, S., Fox, M. A., KewalRamani, A. (2010). Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Groups (NCES 2010-015). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, D.C. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010015.pdf
  • Battle, D. (2010). Principal Attrition and Mobility: Results From the 2008-09 Principal Follow-up Survey (NCES 2010-337). U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. Washington, D.C. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010337.pdf
  • Bitterman, A., Gray, L., and Goldring, R. (2013). Characteristics of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools in the United States: Results From the 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (NCES 2013–312). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013312.pdf
  • Dinkes, R., Kemp, J., and Baum, K. (2009). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2009 (NCES 2010–012/NCJ 228478). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010012.pdf
  • Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2013). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2012 (NCES 2013-0036/NCJ 241446). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013/2013036.pdf
  • Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. Snyder, T.D. (2012). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2011 (NCES 2012-002/NCJ 236021). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2012/2012002rev.pdf
  • Robers, S., Zhang, J., and Truman, J. (2010). Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2010 (NCES 2011-002/NCJ 230812). National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, and Bureau of Justice Statistics, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC. Available at: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2011/2011002.pdf
Survey Instruments

Survey instruments are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sass/questionnaire.asp

Results

Data files for use in statistical software are available at: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/sass/dataproducts.asp

Survey Data
Federal
Survey Level
K-12

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