ERIC Number: ED194714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul-30
Reference Count: 0
Measuring and Improving School Climate. Final Report.
Madoff, Marjorie; Genova, William
A school climate project was initiated in three vocational training schools in Connecticut. Within each of the schools, a school climate team was established with eight-twelve representative administrator, teacher, student, and parent members. This team, with the support of on-going training, conducted a survey of approximately 400 students and the entire school staff in each school using previously developed school climate questionnaires. The team then interpreted the survey results and developed school climate improvement plans based on these data. The three schools are at different stages of the planning effort at present. The school which has progressed the fastest has two sets of plans, one for improving student climate and a second for improving staff climate; and the implementation of some short-term plans has begun. All three schools have decided to continue planning and action phases next fall. Some issues common to these vocational schools have been identified. The completed improvement plans and the capacity to solve school problems by working together in this representative team mode for continued planning were evident outcomes. Appendixes contain school climate definitions and variables, school climate questionnaire, questionnaire profiles, and school climate improvement plans. (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: TDR Associates, Inc., Newton, MA.
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