California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (CalSCHLS)
Surveys to Support Improvement of School Climate, Pupil Engagement, Parent Involvement, and Academic Achievement
CalSCHLS was created by the California Department of Education in 1997 to provide school districts and their communities with quality local data that can be used to improve student academic performance, behavior, and health. The survey assesses key indicators linked to success in school, career, and life.
All three CalSCHLS surveys can be customized by combining different modules and adding questions. It is an ideal tool for collecting data on local priorities as part of a Local Control and Accountability Plan.
The CalSCHLS system:
- Enables similar schools and districts to compare their results
- Provides aggregated county and statewide data to guide policies and programmatic efforts at these broader geographic levels
- Creates a dataset about California youth, schools, and parents in order to improve understanding of the factors affecting successful school and youth outcomes and how they vary across the state