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Number one most requested school culture survey.
School Culture Triage Survey Administration and Analysis
What is School Culture Triage?
School Culture Triage n.: immediate evaluation of the current condition of school culture based on responses to a brief series of questions. It assists in determining the need for and extent of care to be provided - a protocol for care.
Unfortunately, these noble goals are impossible to achieve without a healthy school culture. How do we know if our school culture is healthy? A school culture triage, a term often used in medical settings, is intended to assist schools in determining the current condition of their culture. Is there simply a need to monitor and maintain, or are we headed for intensive care?
How is a School Culture Triage useful in determining the condition of your school's culture?
When time and resources are limited, it is not uncommon for medical personnel to make informed judgments on the extent and immediacy of the care they are about to render. Is this a critical condition case that requires immediate attention and all available resources? It may be a situation where care is necessary but not extensive or a priority. These decisions are made based on the vital signs of the patient.
The vital signs gathered in a School Culture Triage Survey include levels of professional collaboration, the presence of affiliative/collegial relationships, and the degree of self-determination among school staff.
How does a School Culture Triage fit in the overall school improvement plan?
With respect to school culture, the triage process involves the use of an initial questionnaire to determine the type and amount of care needed to better support student achievement. Does this school simply need to continuously diagnose school culture issues (monitor the current condition) or does the school need an in-depth analysis for the extensive development of a strong and healthy school culture (critical care)?
Responses to the short, 17-item survey will assist a school in deciding the level of care needed. Does the school need to extensively delve into their professional collaboration, collegial relationships, and self-determination efforts or does the school just need to monitor their relationships and efficacy?
How can we help? Two Ways:
FIRST AND MOST OFTEN REQUESTED (9400 schools thus far):
SECOND, The Center has developed a CD containing a "walk-through", step-by-step directions for administering, tabulating, and analyzing the survey. The CD also contains a copy of the School Culture Triage Survey, a tabulation template, a scoring rubric, analysis tips, a School Culture power point presentation and much more.
For more information, contact Dr. Chris Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at