Delaware School Climate Survey

The Delaware School Climate Survey-Student Version is a brief survey that measures student feelings about school climate across several subdomains (which include Social and Emotional Competencies, Classroom Management Techniques, Bullying, and Engagement). Parent/Guardian and teacher versions of the Delaware School Climate Survey are also available for implementation.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Relationships, Safety
Grades
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Other Language/s
Haitian Creole
Respondent
Student,
Teacher,
Parent

Administration Information

Length
15-20 minutes
Administration
Computer,
Paper

Access and Use

Price
Free
Contact

George Bear (gbear@udel.edu), Sarah Hearn (skhearn@udel.edu)

Open Access
Yes

Psychometrics

Scoring
Computer scoring,
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

 

Bear, G. G., Gaskins, C., Blank, J., & Chen, F. F. (2011). Delaware School Climate Survey-Student: Its factor structure, concurrent validity, and reliability. Journal of School Psychology, 49(2), 157–174. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2011.01.001.

Bear, G., Yang, C., Pell, M., & Gaskins, C. (2014). Validation of a brief measure of teachers’ perceptions of school climate: relations to student achievement and suspensions. Learning Environments Research 17(3), 339-354. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10984-014-9162-1

Bear, G., Yang, C., Mantz, L., & Pasipanodya, E. (2014). Validation of a Brief Measure of the Perceptions of Parents. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(2) 115-129. https://doi.org/10.1177/0734282914545748

Psychometric Considerations

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