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ERIC Number: EJ835451
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
School Climate: The Interplay between Interpersonal Relationships and Student Achievement
Tschannen-Moran, Megan; Parish, Jennifer; DiPaola, Michael
Journal of School Leadership, v16 n4 p386-415 Jun 2006
This study of school climate underscores the importance of the quality of interpersonal relationships in a school to student achievement. This study improves on previous studies in three ways: First, it makes use of a parsimonious school climate framework that is easier to interpret than previous measures; second, it replaces a subscale that assesses a school's success at buffering influences from its community with a measure of bridging (DiPaola & Tschannen-Moran, 2005); and third, it measures student progress using state standards of the kind required by No Child Left Behind. We provide educational leaders with a framework to gain insight into their schools' climates and in turn make improvements within their schools as they strive to meet the benchmarks set by their states and the federal government. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Organizational Climate Description Questionnaire
IES Cited: ED561940