School Climate, transformative education, school climate, education, student, teacher, achievement, school, climate, quality, resources, social justice, learning styles, transformation The Alliance for the Study of School Climate (ASSC) exists to help schools improve the quality of their climate. In addition to on-going research to understand what creates healthy schools, we provide ideas, resources, and services to schools seeking to examine and improve their effectiveness. All ASSC School Climate Assessment Instruments (SCAI) have been approved by the US Department of Education, Office of Safe and Supportive Schools

ASSC
Alliance for the Study of School Climate (ASSC)
Rated "best" school climate assessment instrument in an independent study

Path to a Healthy Climate
Our Mission

Elements of a Healthy Climate
Why make the effort to improve your school's climate?
  • Higher student achievement
  • Higher morale among students and teachers
  • Facilitates more reflective practice
  • Reduced student drop out
  • Reduced Violence
  • Better relations with community
  • Increased institutional pride

path to a healthy school climate



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Assessment of the current climate
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Forming a team to lead the staff-driven, democratic inquiry
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Developing a school-wide vision
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Enlisting support and resources to assist school in achieving their vision
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Creating a process for renewal
our mission


The Alliance for the Study of School Climate (ASSC) exists to help schools improve the quality of their climate. In addition to on-going research to understand what creates healthy schools, we provide ideas, resources, and services to schools seeking to examine and improve their effectiveness.

elements of a healthy school climate


An excellent school is the heart of a valuable education. At the heart of an excellent school is a healthy school climate defined by:
  • Effective Teaching
  • Quality Leadership
  • Motivated Staff and Students
  • A Sense of Community