State law, regulation, or district policy requires districts to administer school climate surveys.
CSDE School Climate Assessment Instruments
This webpage provides links to the school climate assessment instruments for students in grades K to 3, grades 4 to 8, and grades 5 to 12 and for staff and parents developed in accordance with P.A. 11-232.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-222d. Safe school climate plans. Definitions. School climate assessments.
(d) On and after July 1, 2012, and biennially thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall require each school in the district to complete an assessment using the school climate assessment instruments, including surveys, approved and disseminated by the Department of Education pursuant to section 10-222h. Each local and regional board of education shall collect the school climate assessments for each school in the district and submit such school climate assessments to the department.
General Statutes of Connecticut Sec. 10-222h. Analysis of school districts’ efforts re prevention of and response to bullying in schools. School climate assessment instruments.
(a) The Department of Education shall, within available appropriations, (1) document school districts’ articulated needs for technical assistance and training related to safe learning and bullying, (2) collect information on the prevention and intervention strategies used by schools to reduce the incidence of bullying, improve school climate and improve reporting outcomes, (3) develop or recommend model safe school climate plans for grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, and (4) in collaboration with the Connecticut Association of Schools, disseminate to all public schools grade-level appropriate school climate assessment instruments, approved by the department, to be used by local and regional boards of education for the purposes of collecting information described in subdivision (2) of this subsection so that the department can monitor bullying prevention efforts over time and compare each district’s progress to state trends. Such school climate assessment instruments shall (A) include surveys that contain uniform grade-level appropriate questions that collect information about students’ perspectives and opinions about the school climate at the school, and (B) allow students to complete and submit such assessment and survey anonymously.