Improve your school climate through anti-bias and bullying prevention education.

3: ASSESS YOUR SCHOOL CLIMATE

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3: ASSESS YOUR SCHOOL CLIMATE

Develop a roadmap for positive change.

Learn how to modify our program in a virtual classroom during COVID-19.

Understand What Your Students Need

A change in school climate happens when you have student buy-in; ensure that students have a voice in the process.

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Ask Everyone

Surveying students, staff and family members ensures strong and reliable data.

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Be Transparent

Sharing both the positive and negative results of school climate surveys correlates with greater buy-in.

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Follow Through

Using the data to plan your No Place for Hate activities shows students that their contributions matter.

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING

"We have learned how to navigate difficult conversations and have utilized the tools from ADL to help us better understand one another as we work fearlessly to combat hate, bias, and racism."  – Bo Ford, Principal, Brookwood High School, Georgia

Frequently Asked Questions

Assessment Tools

What instruments will we use?

Gain access to ADL's climate assessments to help you get started. You can also search for “climate surveys” online to find an assessment tool that fits your needs.

Assessment Tools
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Student Engagement

How can we involve our committee?

Engage your committee early in the year to identify the questions you want answered, and then review the results.

Student Engagement
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Difficult Conversations

How will we address challenging feedback?

Avoid a defensive response by asking the question “Why?” as you analyze the climate data to help guide your school towards solutions.

Difficult Conversations
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