ERIC Number: ED311525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Improving School Climate.
Kelley, Edgar A.; And Others
The Practitioner, v15 n4 p1-5 May 1989
School climate improvements rely either on changes in the school's culture or changes in perceptions of the climate held by the school's employees and clients. To maintain and develop a culture that is supportive of school effectiveness, it is important to monitor the influence of the school's climate on student outcomes. The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has developed and validated an instrument for assessing the climate in secondary schools. Part of a battery of instruments and procedures included in the NASSP's Comprehensive Assessment of School Environments model, the climate assessment instrument can be used witH parents, teachers, and students. Collected data are divided into 10 areas that the NASSP has identified as having predictor relationships to student outcomes. In planning for school improvement, the experiences of Kecoughtan High School in Hampton, Virginia, and of the North Medford High School in Medford, Oregon, are related to illustrate the use of the NASSP School Climate Survey. (KM)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Environment, Morale, Organizational Climate, Secondary Education, Student School Relationship
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.