The Anchorage School District administers the School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) to students in grades 3-12 and school-based staff. The SCCS is a voluntary statewide survey taken by students and staff since 2006, developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) in partnership with Alaska Association of School Boards (AASB) and Panorama Education. It measures positive school climate, how connected students feel to adults and peers, social and emotional learning, and observed risk behaviors at school or school events.


A family version of the SCCS, in partnership with ASD’s Communications department, is also administered. This survey asks families about school climate, family engagement and their communication preferences. 


ASD uses the data in strategic planning, evaluating programs and improving community-school relationships both at the school and district level.


Research has shown that when students feel safe, connected, and engaged in their schools they are more successful learners and exhibit fewer risk behaviors. 



Student and Staff Survey

Students and school based staff will take the online survey during February 13-24, 2017.



Notice to parents


2017 School Climate and Connectedness Survey – Grades 3-12 only and school-based staff. ASD is partnering with the Association of Alaska School Boards and Panorama Education to conduct the survey. This is a statewide survey that measures how students and staff view their school climate, and how connected students feel to adults and peers. These are all factors directly linked to improved academic achievement and reduced risk behaviors. The survey is voluntary, anonymous, confidential, and does not ask questions about students’ families. If you wish to review the surveys click on the links below. If you do not want your child to take the survey, please notify the school office in writing. The PDFs below are for viewing purposes only. The actual survey will be administered at the school.


Notes about the draft PDF surveys linked below:

        • This PDF draft does not mirror the format of the online survey that will be administered at the school.
        • Relevant school name will appear on the actual online version but is not on this PDF draft.
        • This paper survey cannot be used for survey-taking; all survey-taking must be done online.


2017 Student Survey Grade 3-5    |   2017 Student Survey Grade 6-12



Family Satisfaction survey

The online survey will be available from February 13-24, 2017. At that time, please click on the link below to take the survey. Please contact the school if you need assistance. Survey can be taken on any device including smartphones. 


**Survey link is not live until February 13, 2017**






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