School Climate and Safety
A welcoming, supportive school climate contributes to students’—and teachers’—social, emotional, and cognitive development. Positive school climate and conditions for learning contribute to improved test scores, attendance, grade promotion, and graduation rates. Efforts to improve school climate and safety can also reduce violent behavior and mitigate teacher burnout. To achieve these outcomes, however, reliable, accessible data about the quality of learning environments are needed.
At AIR, we support clients throughout the entirety of the school climate planning, data collection, interpretation, and reporting process. In particular, our experts’ strengths lie not only in collecting methodologically sound data, but drawing strong, sound conclusions based on those data. We have written the book on safe, equitable, and engaging learning environments. Our interdisciplinary team has over 25 years of expertise in better learning conditions for all students.
Our Services: Improving School Climate with AIR
We understand the critical importance of providing every student with a safe and supportive environment to learn and to thrive.
Our approach to supporting schools, districts, states, and federal agencies in improving school climate focuses on AIR’s mission to use the best research and technical assistance to improve people's lives.
AIR customizes our school climate services to meet the needs of the schools, districts, states, and agencies that partner with us. The school climate services we offer are:
- Survey selection and development
- Survey administration and data collection support
- Data processing and analysis
- Reports and tools
- ADA-compliant PDF reports
- Trend reporting
- Interactive data tools
- Peer matching
- Action planning and goal setting
- Targets for excellence
- Technical assistance
- Accountability support