CSCI Case Studies

Evaluating Safety and Acceptance at Center for Technology, Essex

In October 2012, Center for Technology, Essex (CTE) participated in the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI). Responses revealed Social-Emotional Security (SES) to be a central challenge. To gain more understanding about SES perceptions, CTE coordinated a full-day Student Focus Forum. Learn more about this creative process and the action steps proposed.

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Making Lasting Improvement at Arts and Technology Academy

Vanessa Camilleri, former Social-Emotional Learning Specialist for Arts and Technology Academy (ATA), has partnered with NSCC to administer the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) since 2007. Read on as she outlines simple, yet, concrete ways to engage a community around action planning.

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Making a Habit of Social-Emotional Learning

Two Rivers Public Charter School first administered the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) in 2009. One action planning result? A school-wide character education campaign called Scholarly Habits. Read how this social program is nurturing healthy habits of perseverance, responsibility and collaboration.

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Nettle Creek School Corporation: Lessons of “Digging Deeper”

Hagerstown Elementary School and Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School, administered the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) in 2013. Both schools created school climate leadership teams to translate survey findings into an outline of “learnings” to share with students, extended staff and parents. Read how weekly sessions using NSCC’s report companion worksheets created a system to interpret findings and prioritize action planning steps.

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Windsor Public Schools (WPS): Making School Climate Count

The Windsor District Climate Committee first administered the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) in April 2012. Unfortunately, low parent engagement prevented deep analysis of results. Read the follow-up strategies and incentives Windsor District implemented to increase their parent engagement by as much as 4x when they returned to the CSCI in May 2013.

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Tenafly Tiger Stripes Advisory Program

Tenafly Middle School administered the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) in 2013. Read how NSCC collaborated with the Tenafly leadership team to translate assessment findings into their “Tiger Stripes” advisory program. Advisory lesson examples included!

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Shared Leadership at Clayton

As the assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for the School District of Clayton, Dr. Garganigo is leading the effort to improve school climate at a district level. Read about her leadership style and her roles as both teacher and collaborator.

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