School Climate

This section includes instruments and scales that assess various aspects of School Climate. Areas addressed include: perceptions of classroom climate, perceptions of affiliation or belonging within a classroom, an individual’s sense of belonging to his/her middle school, and youth’s agreement about the importance of school.

Instrument Description
Classroom as a Caring Community
(Ages 12-18)

This 7-item scale measures a perception of affiliation or belonging within a classroom. 

Commitment to School
(Middle School)

This 10-item scale measures youth’s agreement about the importance of school.

Open Classroom Climate
(Middle and High School)

This 4-item scale measures perceptions of classroom climate.

Sense of School Membership
(Grades 6-8)

This 5-item scale measures an individual’s sense of belonging to his/her middle school.