In January of 2019, The Kearsarge Regional School Board contracted the services of the Center for School Climate and Learning in an effort to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the District's schools K-12 in relation to Culture and Climate.
Working with the students, parents, and teachers, both quantitative and qualitative data was collected via the Safe Measures™ Survey and analyzed by Dr. William Preble. The survey results became the foundational data supporting YPAR - Youth Participatory Action Research programs in the schools. Student and adult teams were created in each school who sought to examine the data for themes and priorities, each lending voice and expertise in helping to create goals to help focus growth and change surrounding the issues most important to the constituent groups. Parents have also contributed to the data review and prioritization efforts, attending parent reviews at both the middle and high school levels in October. Elementary parents will be encouraged to participate in early November of 2019.
The Safe Measures™ survey results are provided below. Those reviewing the data will find color coded quantified data results describing student, parent, and teacher perceptions regarding issues of school climate and safety. Within the data report, the data fields highlighted in the color RED reflecting less than 50% agreement with the question posed. Areas highlighted YELLOW indicate less than 70% agreement, but more than 50%. Areas highlighted in light GREEN indicate 70% to 80% agreement, where areas highlighted in dark GREEN 81% to 100% agreement. In some instances, parties answered "Not Sure" in response to questions. In areas where this response exceeded 30%-50% of respondents, an "*" was used to indicate this data. Areas exceeding 50% of "Not Sure" were identified by a "**" marking.
During the student, teacher, and parent review processes, data was examined to identify areas of celebration (GREEN) and weakness (RED). However, groups also reflected on perceptions gaps - areas where student, parent, and teacher data did not align. These areas opened doors to reflection, often informing the data teams and helping them to consider how these data influenced their planning and prioritization of their efforts and goal setting.
Below, please find the Safe Measures™ survey data results. Should you have questions regarding the data, or the work of the Student Design or Adult Design teams in their goal setting, please contact your students administrator and we will be happy to discuss the results in greater detail.