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Delaware School Climate and Student Success (SCSS) Study

The Delaware School Climate and Student Success (SCSS) project was funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s School Climate Transformation Grant program. SCSS is a five-year grant awarded to the University of Delaware’s Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS) in 2014. The SCSS project was designed to help LEAs create and maintain a positive school climate by building capacity to provide, improve, and expand services that address provision of: (a) professional development (PD) and data integration tools to LEAs overseeing Delaware Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) in schools throughout the state; and (b) additional technical assistance to three priority districts and nine of their schools with the greatest needs (i.e., focus schools).  CDS contracted with evaluators at the Center for Research in Education and Social Policy (CRESP) at the University of Delaware (UD) to conduct an evaluation of the SCSS project.

CRESP Research team: Henry May, Sue Giancola, Tia Barnes, and Dandan Chen

Resources:

Giancola, S., & Riser, D. (Eds.). (December 2019). Delaware School Climate and Student Success (SCSS) Study: Combined Report (R19-004). Newark, DE: Center for Research in Education and Social Policy.

May, H., & Chen, D.  (September 2019).  Delaware School Climate Study: Analysis of Delaware School Climate Scale-Student (T19-016). Newark, DE: Center for Research in Education and Social Policy.

Barnes, T., Giancola, S., & May, H. (September 2019). Delaware School Climate Project: 2019 Case Study Report (T19-012). Newark, DE: Center for Research in Education and Social Policy.


 

Start Date: January 1, 2014
End Date: December 1, 2019
CRESP Lead Researcher: Henry May
Funder: U.S Department of Education
Partner Organization(s): Center for Disabilities Studies (CDS)
Partner Experts: George Bear, Deborah Boyer, and Sarah Hearn CDS
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