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ERIC Number: ED556745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 55
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14. First Look. NCES 2015-051
Gray, Lucinda; Lewis, Laurie
National Center for Education Statistics
This report provides nationally representative data on public school safety and discipline for the 2013-14 school year. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) previously collected data on this topic in the School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), which was last conducted in the 2009-10 school year (Neiman 2011). This report presents results from the survey, School Safety and Discipline: 2013-14, which collected information on specific safety and discipline plans and practices, training for classroom teachers and aides related to school safety and discipline issues, security personnel, frequency of specific discipline problems, and number of incidents of various offenses. NCES, in the Institute of Education Sciences, conducted this survey in spring 2014 using the Fast Response Survey System (FRSS). FRSS is a survey system designed to collect small amounts of issue-oriented data from a nationally representative sample of districts, schools, or teachers with minimal burden on respondents and within a relatively short period of time. The survey on school safety and discipline was mailed to approximately 1,600 regular public schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The cover letter indicated that the survey was designed to be completed by the person most knowledgeable about safety and discipline at the school. Respondents were asked to provide information for the 2013-14 school year to date, and were offered options of completing the survey on paper or online. The unweighted survey response rate was 86 percent and the weighted response rate using the initial base weights was 85 percent. The survey weights were adjusted for questionnaire nonresponse and the data were then weighted to yield national estimates that represent all eligible regular public schools in the United States. Because the purpose of this report is to introduce new NCES data from the survey through the presentation of tables containing descriptive information, only selected findings are presented. These findings have been chosen to demonstrate the range of information available from the FRSS study rather than to discuss all of the data collected. The findings are based on self-reported data from public schools. Many of the variables examined are related to one another, and complex interactions and relationships have not been explored. Appended are: (1) Standard Error Tables; (2) Technical Notes; and (3) Questionnaire.
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED); Westat, Inc.
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED-04-C0-0059/0025
IES Cited: ED565704