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ERIC Number: ED566402
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Summary of Existing School Climate Instruments for Middle School
Voight, A.; Hanson, T.
Regional Educational Laboratory West
This information memo provides an annotated list of extant surveys used to assess school climate, classroom climate, or teacher effectiveness that are designed for use in middle schools. The purpose is to assist educators to select or design surveys to assess school climate in middle schools, with a particular focus on assessing student engagement and teacher characteristics associated with higher student achievement. The search process for instruments that are designed and marketed as measures of teacher effectiveness included a review of the U.S. Department of Education's Safe and Supportive Schools compendium of school-climate measures, keyword searches (i.e., "school climate," "classroom climate," and "teacher effectiveness") of major scientific journal databases, and a "snowball" method of identifying measures via their reference in other publications and online sources. The list of 20 measures in this report includes several targeted toward classroom climate and teacher effectiveness. Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) West staff coded and grouped each instrument's subscales into 15 general categories. Readers may find the tables included in the report useful to understand the full range of concepts included in various definitions of school climate. The report includes detailed summaries of the 20 measures, as well as contact information and citations for the main references consulted. The following is appended: Coding process for instrument subscales.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory West (ED); WestEd
Identifiers - Location: Alaska; California; Delaware
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Classroom Environment Scale; Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: EDIES12C0002
IES Cited: ED546900