ERIC Number: ED359599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
School Correlates with Student Persistence To Stay in School.
Findings of a study that examined the relationship between school climate and student persistence are presented in this paper. Two surveys were administered to teachers and students at 10 Austin, Texas, high schools. Three factors of school climate were investigated--teachers as professionals, goals for student learning, and school discipline and management. Findings indicate that schools with positive climates had higher achievement and lower dropout rates. The school climate variables most significantly related to student achievement were teacher expectations for student success and teachers' instructional goals. The findings support the idea that school climate is an important variable in school improvement. Two tables and five figures are included. The appendix contains school-climate survey items by factor. Five figures and two tables are included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX.