Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase
This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.
The Positive Learning Climates KnowledgeBase is an online resource to aid educators in nurturing school climates conducive to learning. It is organized around five elements aimed at developing a positive learning climate.
Task 2: Collect Student Behavior Data
Guideline: Collecting student behavior data is the basic step in understanding behavior issues in a school. It is important for the principal to have a handle on this data collection. In addition to looking at the totals for all students, it is beneficial to disaggregate it for the following subgroups: age groups, gender, economically disadvantaged students, students from major racial and ethnic groups, students with disabilities and students with limited English proficiency. Disaggregated, the behavior data can be matched with the academic performance data for each subgroup.
This resource provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Education's handbook "Safety in Numbers: Collecting and Using Crime, Violence and Discipline Incident Data to Make a Difference in Schools," along with a link to the complete document. The handbook defines a comprehensive data system for collecting incident data and identifies issues associated with making such a system work.
This link to the Indicators of School Crime and Safety report addresses the incidence of bullying in school and cyberbullying.
This annual report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics examines crime occurring in school, as well as on the way to and from school.
The Monitoring the Future Survey, conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health, has tracked 12th graders' illicit drug use and attitudes toward drugs since 1975.
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