Validating the school culture survey
Just as student feedback helps teachers deliver instructional quality, teacher feedback to administrators can set in motion strategic improvements benefiting the whole school community.Teacher surveys can also be used in combination with student surveys to measure and highlight differences between teacher and student perceptions of classroom instructional quality. She is also beginning to examine the impact of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports on perceptions of school climate. La Salle is currently working on a cross-cultural school climate validation study with 4 countries outside of the U. She serves as a board member on the National Association of School Psychology Minority Scholarship Board, co-chair of the International School Psychology Association Research committee, and as an Ex-Officio on the Association or Positive Behavior Support Board in the Equity seat. School Psychology, Georgia State University Research Interests School Climate School improvement Culture Culturally Responsive Educational Practices Biography: Dr. Her primary areas of research interests include culturally responsive education practices, school climate and the interrelationships cultural and ecological variables including the community, family, and school on student outcomes. La Salle serves as a consultant to the Georgia Department of Education has worked to develop a school climate survey suite for students, school personnel, and parents. You’ll still be able to search, browse and read our articles, but you won’t be able to register, edit your account, purchase content, or activate tokens or eprints during that period. Our research-validated survey measures begin at fewer than 20 items in length.Each of our engagement constructs—behavioral engagement, emotional engagement, and motivational mindsets—is designed to capture classroom-level progress towards these goals while also recognizing that student engagement is responsive to both the instructional climate and peer dynamics of each classroom.
Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education Georgia Department of Education, La Salle, T. Atlanta, GA: Georgia Department of Education Selected Presentations: La Salle, T & Freeman, J.
(2014) The Georgia Elementary School Climate Survey. Poster to be presented at the National PBIS Leadership Conference: Rosemont, Il. Associations/Committees/Outreach: National Association of School Psychologists, Minority Scholarship Committee Board Member.
2012 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)-State Doctoral Scholar Dissertation Fellowship 2011 Georgia State University, Outstanding Doctoral Student Award 2009 National Association of School Psychologists-ERT Minority Scholarship Program.
In 2012 the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE), in collaboration with the Bloustein Center for Survey Research (Bloustein) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, developed and disseminated the New Jersey School Climate Survey (NJSCS) and supportive materials.
In an effort to validate the tool, the NJDOE worked with Bloustein to conduct a validity/reliability study.