Develop a roadmap for positive change.
3: ASSESS YOUR SCHOOL CLIMATE
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.