2017 Alaska School Climate and Connectedness Survey Results Released

School districts who participated in this year’s School Climate and Connectedness Survey have received their final results! We listened to feedback—districts wanted earlier results, and shorter and more user-friendly reports. In response, we partnered with Panorama Education, to design and implement an interactive survey platform to provide clear and actionable reports.

This spring 5598 staff and 35,211 students from 27 school districts took the 2017 School Climate and Connectedness Survey. To learn more about the survey check out: About the Survey

2017 Statewide Highlights

  • First year results for new cultural connectedness scale for grade 6-12 and staff.
    • 50% of grade 6-12 students and 67% of staff responded favorably to their cultural identity, cultural responsiveness sensitivity of staff and instructional equity.
  • 70% of grade 3-5 students, 72% of grade 6-12 students and 87% of staff reported feeling safe at school.
  • 33% of grade 6-12 students and 65% responded favorably to student peer climate  perceptions of how respectful and helpful students are to one another).

Our new interactive survey platform enables users to see and download district results in a variety of ways, including:

  • Results for the past three years (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • High-level overview of results & detailed results for each question, including comparisons to statewide and district.
  • Comparisons across student and staff shared topics
  • Disaggregate data across subgroups  (ex. gender, student grade level, race/ethnicity) for each topic area and question
  • Ability to see opportunities for strength and growth across topics and  generate customized reports.
  • Check out this short video to see an overview of the new report features.

Districts who have taken this survey have taken a first step in improving their schools.  We look forward to working with participating districts to navigate the new survey platform, and use results to improve school climate and connectedness, and in turn student success.

Included with districts’ participation is follow-up support including one day of on-site AASB staff time, that can include on-site workshops led by AASB staff for board, staff, students and/or community members or video conference meetings.

For questions or more information, contact Jenni Lefing.