ERIC Number: ED258928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Measuring School Climate. California Evaluation Improvement Program.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
The purpose of this guide is to help school administrators, faculty, or other involved persons to measure a school's climate. Factors that create the climate, or total ambience of a school, include relationships of all within the school community, feelings and opinions about personal development and learning goals, and feelings and attitudes about the way the school operates. Examples are given of the ways to accomplish a measurement of school climate in six sequential steps: (1) developing a school climate assessment plan; (2) selecting and developing assessment instruments; (3) collecting school climate data; (4) compiling and analyzing the data; (5) reporting results of the climate assessment; and (6) using the results and planning for change. The appendix contains a collection of sample instruments that have been used in measuring school climate and related concepts. The instruments have been used to specifically assess school climate, group climate, the the principal's role. (JD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.