Summary of Existing School Climate Instruments for Middle School


PUBLICATION DATE

October 2012

Staff at REL West conducted a review of of extant surveys used to assess school climate, classroom climate, or teacher effectiveness designed for use in middle schools. The purpose is to assist educators in selecting or designing 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 list of 20 measures includes several targeted toward classroom climate and teacher effectiveness. 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.