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. 


Family Satisfaction Survey Results

The 2016-2017 family survey results are available on the Climate and Connectedness Dashboard.


Student and Staff Survey Results

The 2016-2017 student and staff survey results are available from the survey sponsors, AASB and Panorama Education.  The link to the results are linked within the Climate and Connectedness Dashboard, or by clicking the image below:





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