Adopting School Climate Surveys Under ESSA: A Model From Chicago

Education Week: A look at how schools can incorporate school climate surveys in ESSA plans

"Here in Chicago, sixth- through twelfth-graders and all teachers have been taking the My Voice, My School surveys since the early 1990s. Most of the survey measures the 5Essentials, a framework developed and validated by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium). It stems from research showing schools that are rated highly on measures of effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environment, and ambitious instruction are far more likely than others to show improvements in students' learning gains." — Education Week