Evaluating School Climate and Discipline: Tools for Parents, Schools, and Policymakers

Evaluating School Climate and Discipline: Tools for Parents, Schools, and Policymakers. Urban Institute. Michael Katz and Kristin Blagg. March 31, 2016.

Student discipline and school climate have entered the national discourse in recent years, catalyzed, in large part, by data on racial disparities in suspension and expulsion rates. The brief examines the school climate and discipline landscape and the availability of information on these issues for parents and public actors. It recommends that school districts improve their tracking and reporting of school climate information, use national data measures to refine school level reporting, and monitor the impact of school discipline and school climate data publication on schools and parents. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 23 pages, 736.89 KB].

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