Validating the school culture survey

(Alternatively, click here to download a summary table [PDF] of each survey by respondent type.) For more information on why and how to measure school climate, visit our School Climate Measurement page.

NOTE: The Office of Safe and Healthy Students does not endorse any particular scale or survey presented in this compendium.

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Enroll in the Global Health Research Certificate Program“Perhaps the most important part of the survey process is the creation of questions that accurately measure the opinions, experiences and behaviors of the public.

Accurate random sampling and high response rates will be wasted if the information gathered is built on a shaky foundation of ambiguous or biased questions.” (1) There are three main types of survey methodologies, and each has their own risks and benefits.

INTRODUCTION In the past few years, a five-category scheme for classifying interpersonal conflict-handling modes has emerged in social science research.

First introduced by Blake and Mouton (1964), and reinterpreted by Thomas (1976), the scheme includes the five modes of competing, collaborating, compromising, avoiding, and accommodating.

All scales in the compendium have been tested for validity and reliability.

Below is a list of school climate survey batteries that constitute the current compendium; additional surveys and scales are added continually.

This study also investigated other aspects of substantive validity and structural validity.

Lastly, this paper presented emerging evidence on external validity, which, while encouraging, suggests the need for continuing research efforts to investigate this aspect of validity for the new MODE instrument.

Measuring school climate is critical for improving school climate because high quality school climate data allow you to understand the perceptions of the students, staff, and parents in your school or district; monitor progress; make data-driven decisions; involve stakeholders; and adapt to shifting needs related to school climate. In particular, ED developed the high-quality, adaptable ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLS) and associated web-based platform.

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