School Climate

Thousands of Alaska students and staff take the School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) each year to transform school climate & strengthen relationships, factors linked to academic outcomes.

SCCS is a statewide survey developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with AASB in 2006. All Alaska school districts are invited to take the survey each spring.

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Through student and staff perceptions, it measures:

  • Positive School Climate
  • How connected students feel to adults & peers
  • Social and emotional learning
  • Observed risk behaviors at school or school events

SCCS Meets ESSA’s new requirement for districts to measure an “indicator of school quality or student success.”

  • Districts who participate in SCCS receive:
  • Ongoing survey support
  • District dashboard for real-time participation rates
  • Customized questions option
  • District & school reports
  • Support on how to use survey result, which includes on-site workshops led by AASB staff:
    • School Board Work Sessions
    • Staff In-Services
    • Student Workshops
    • Community Meetings

For more information about SCCS, contact Jenni Lefing at jlefing@nullaasb.org