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1 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Jack O’Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cal-SCHLS Update Nov 17, 2010

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Our new name The California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys Data System –www.cal-schls.wested.orgwww.cal-schls.wested.org Three linked assessment tools: –The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - student –The California School Climate Survey (CSCS) - staff –The California School Parent Survey (new, fall 2010)

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Post Title IV Era Title IV funds ended June 2010 Two impacts: –End of reporting mandate –Loss of funds to pay for surveys at the local level and to support the state infrastructure

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Survey Sign-up Fall 2008 to Fall 2010 comparison: Transitional year –Title IV carryover funds 17% drop

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Strategies for Continuing Surveys See Guidelines for Cal-SCHLS Administration, for rationale lSCHLS-infoandfees.pdf lSCHLS-infoandfees.pdf –Why continue survey administration? 5

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Why Continue Survey Participation? Need for data to get program funding Emphasize school climate tools and links to school improvement and achievement Provides data on a school’s most vulnerable students Staff survey identify factors related to staff retention Guide improvement of special education programs Overall cost low for data value

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Low Cost Half of districts <$130 Next 20% $150 - $350 Largest 10% $1000 Note: excludes school-level reports and customization

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction CSCS Stand-alone Cost $100 w/out changes, on-line: –If changes needed: $200 small districts (<600 students) $250 medium districts ( ) $300 large districts (>3500) Print versions: $.25 per form 8

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Efforts to Support Survey Administration Title IV (carryover funds; 300+) Tobacco Use Prevention Education (TUPE) grants (30+ year – only CHKS) New grants: –TUPE Tier 1 grants (only CHKS) –Safe and Supportive Schools (S3) grant

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction S3 Grant 1 of 11 states ED OSDFS, $37 million, 4 years Improve school climate and safety in most needy schools Using Cal-SCHLS to survey 20% of state enrollment Provide grants to the high schools with the greatest needs

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction S3 Grant (2) Financial support for participating districts to conduct Cal-SCHLS in high schools. Includes broader Cal-SCHLS system supports and enhancements that will benefit all 11

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction S3 Grant (3) Online survey administration –CHKS online (core) and CSPS (new) Report generation system –More summary measures and skills –More user friendly Query CHKS/web data access New resources and guidebooks on school climate and data use –CTAG Workbook — more generic 12

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Regional Forums 2011 Discuss how schools and community agencies can work together to enhance support of data collection and action-planning in response to the survey results. May be connected with ADP regional forums to enhance school-community collaboration 13

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction CHKS-CSS Integration –Save cost & maximize available funding –Encourage ongoing CHKS participation –Option: Select schools annually for a state sample and provide support to district to conduct CHKS

15 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Parent Survey Comparability with both CHKS and CSCS questions Ask if parent has children in Special Education program or has had an IEP Short 34 questions Online or print versions Can be customized Available in 26 languages 15

16 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Parent Survey — Content View survey questions at the CSPS website School climate Parent involvement Academic expectations Staff-student relationships Student opportunities Cultural sensitivity 16

17 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Query CHKS

18 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Query CHKS—Search Results 18

19 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction Query CHKS: New Directions Being Discussed Add more CHKS indicators Add Query CSCS system Enhance data-access functionality –More flexibility in cross tabs School data access (password protected) 19

20 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction School Climate Data Use Study Funded by, and conducted in partnership with, the California Comprehensive Center (WestEd) What factors make the difference between districts that make heavy use of CHKS/CSCS and those that do not? What are the major barriers preventing districts from using data? What would help build capacity to use data and improve school climate? How might Cal-SCHLS products be improved? 20

21 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 21 Questions? Hilva Chan, Consultant Coordinated School Health and Safety Office CDE


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