NCSSLE Policy and Survey Tools

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NCSSLE Policy and Survey Compendia

The National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) develops and maintains special collections of tools and resources aimed at improving conditions for learning. NCSSLE's original School Climate Survey Compendium includes batteries of surveys, scales and items schools can use to assess school climate. NCSSLE also compiles the latest administrative codes and statutes on two issues that affect schools climate: discipline and bullying.

Working Well Resource Directory: Helps districts and schools promote well-being among administrators, teachers, and other staff to elevate activities, programs, and frameworks that are grounded in research evidence about improving staff well-being along one or more dimensions.

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Directories of Federal Sexual Assault Prevention Resources: Provides lists of resources and services aimed at preventing and addressing sexual misconduct by school personnel. These resources also address a broad spectrum of student needs, including social and emotional and healthy relationship skills development and access to mental health services.

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School Climate Survey Compendium: Provides lists of school climate surveys and scales educators can use to assess their learning environments. All surveys and scales in the compendium have been tested for validity and reliability.

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U.S. Department of Education School Climate Surveys: Provides surveys for middle and high school students, their parents, teachers, instructional staff, non-instructional staff and administrators on a web-based platform. The surveys can be downloaded free of charge and provide user-friendly school climate reports back to users. Local education agencies administering the survey will be able to store the data locally on their own data systems.

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Compendium of School Discipline Laws and Regulations for the 50 States, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico: Provides searchable, comprehensive lists of school discipline laws and regulations, by type and state/jurisdiction.

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State Profiles of Bullying Laws, Policies & Regulations: Provides profiles for each state education agency in the United States with information on their respective bullying laws, policies, and regulations, including definitions of bullying, defining characteristics that are commonly targeted for bullying behaviors, and detailed requirements for school district policies.

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Directories of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources: Provides lists of resources aimed at school climate issues and/or discipline developed or funded by federal agencies.

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