CSCI Report

The CSCI report is an essential tool for building an effective school climate improvement plan because it ensures that you are focused on the issues that matter most to your community. Each school receives a customized, comprehensive report of their survey findings within two weeks of completing the CSCI. This report presents a detailed profile of your school’s particular strengths and needs in a series of easy-to-understand charts, tables, and explanatory text to help you interpret your findings and get on the road to targeted action planning.

Below is an overview of the four main sections within the report.

I. School Climate Overview

II. In-Depth Profiles

III. Detailed Findings

IV. Recommendations

I. School Climate Overview

This overview section will give you detailed information on survey response rates and an overall snapshot of how each population (students, parents, and personnel) views your school climate. To help you interpret this feedback, results are presented:
  • As scores that can be considered positive, negative and neutral
  • In rank order from the highest to lowest rated dimensions
  • As comparative profiles to help you identify variable or consistent viewpoints across populations for each dimension

Below you can view some samples charts from the School Climate Overview section of the CSCI report.

The CSCI and data we got out of it has been formative. The access to differentiated results (grades, houses, academies, teachers, et al) gave us a real deep understanding of what was happening in the school that we’d never seen before.
-Harry Sherman
Principal Castle Hill Middle School (CSCI 2008)

II. In-Depth Profiles

This section provides detailed information on the rating patterns for each school climate dimension, and shows viewpoints by subgroups for each population (i.e. students by grade, parents by gender, etc.) to highlight particular concerns within a group.

The subgroups included in the CSCI report are:
  • Students—grade, gender, race/ethnicity, English as a first language, extra-curricular activities
  • School personnel—grade, gender, years of experience, and department
  • Parents—child's grade, race/ethnicity, gender

Below are sample charts for the Rating Pattern detail and Subgroup data:

III. Detailed Findings

This section provides item-by-item detail of the individual questions in the CSCI. It is presented by population (students, school personnel, and parents), so you can compare responses to specific items within the survey. It also includes specific demographic breakdowns for each subgroup to support accurate analysis of population responses.

Below are sample charts for the Item-by-Item and Demographic charts.

The substantial and focused results [in the CSCI report] allowed us to create a targeted action plan. In the past 2 years we’ve seen a decrease in student behavior referrals and suspensions, substantial gains on state tests and overall student achievement, improvements in staff and student morale, and a decrease in teacher turn-over.
- Vanessa Camilleri
Social Emotional Learning Coordinator, The Arts and Technology Academy (PCS) (CSCI 2006, 2007, 2009)

IV. Recommendations

The Recommendations and Guidelines section provides essential guidance on how to reach the critical next step of translating the report findings into targeted action plans for sustained improvement.

In addition to best practice guidelines for the action planning process, you receive detailed Action Charts that include specific supports for each particular area of need highlighted in the report.