ERIC Number: ED486328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Guidebook for the California Healthy Kids Survey. Part III: School Climate Survey for Teachers and Other Staff. 2005-2006 Edition
Austin, G.; Duerr, M.
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates that schools receiving federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Community (SDFSC) funds conduct an anonymous teacher survey of the incidence of, prevalence of, and attitudes related to drug use and violence. To meet this NCLB mandate, the California Department of Education (CDE) funded the development of the School Climate Survey (SCS) for staff as a required companion to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for students. It has been designed to help meet the data needs of not only SDFSC and health programs but also of general school planning, reform, and improvement efforts. Analysis of CHKS student data has shown that several key risk and resilience indicators are related to changes in SAT-9 test scores over time. This analysis supports the importance of promoting student well-being and positive development -- and of reducing involvement in risk behaviors -- as part of any comprehensive school improvement effort. One goal of the SCS is to provide more data that will advance awareness of these linkages between health and academic achievement. The SCS includes key questions related to academic standards, staff-student relationships, the learning environment in the school, and learning supports and barriers. This part of the CHKS Guidebook explains the SCS requirements, and describes the procedures, step-by-step, for administration. (Includes 6 Exhibits.)
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Substance Abuse, Violence, Student Behavior, Federal Legislation, Teacher Surveys, Accountability, Educational Environment, Educational Change, Child Health, Risk, Health Behavior, Evaluation Methods
WestEd, 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242. Tel: 877-493-7833 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stanford Achievement Tests