ERIC Number: ED157945
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Educational Assessment Program. School Climate Handbook 1976-1977.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
School climate is defined as feelings and opinions about various aspects of a school with respect to 13 variables in the three domains of personal relationships, personal development, and effective organization. This handbook describes the application of a school climate questionnaire in a series of nine steps, as follows: (1) take the initiative; (2) form a representative school climate team; (3) develop a team work plan; (4) select study purposes; (5) administer and score questionnaires; (6) analyze and interpret results; (7) develop a school climate improvement plan; (8) implement the school climate improvement plan; and (9) evaluate the impact on school climate. The time and resources required and the risks involved in implementing the plan are discussed. Suggestions are given for carrying out each of the nine steps. Scoring instructions are included, as well as norms for students and for teachers from the original survey of high school climate in Massachusetts. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts