This article talks about a new online assessment tool that school districts can use to measure school climate. The tool is designed to measure a variety of school climate issues in the following categories: Engagement, Environment, and Safety. This measure could be used as part of the “non-academic” requirement set down by the ESSA.Source:
Evie Blad, Education Week, April 20, 2016Description:
Monitoring facets of school climate—like how safe, supported, and welcome students feel in their schools—has, until recently, been off limits to some districts that lack the resources or know-how to accurately measure those perceptions. Tracking those factors is necessary to ensure that efforts to improve the learning environment are effective and that schools don’t overlook the needs of students from some populations, like those from racial minority groups, researchers say.Read the full article here!