10-09-2023 Fall Student Climate Survey Window Open October 30–November 17

The fall student climate survey window will be open from October 30November 17. The survey is required for all alternative high schools as part of the School Climate Indicator in the alternative school accountability model, but all schools that serve grades 612 are invited to participate. All schools that intend to participate must complete the Survey Participant Questionnaire Form by October 16.

The 24-item survey uses a Likert scale to measure students’ perceptions related to trust, respect, support, and high expectations. The survey includes one open-ended question, “Is there anything else you want to tell us about your experience at this school?”. It is administered online and takes about 20 minutes to complete. Each student will receive a unique identifier to login. Race, ethnicity, and other subgroup information will be used to provide aggregated reports to the state, district, and schools. Individual student responses will not be reported back to district staff. 

The Wyoming Department of Education collaborated with an alternative schools technical advisory group to develop the framework for alternative school accountability. This allows the school performance ratings to reflect a more accurate representation of alternative school performance under the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA). Alternative school accountability is based on a model that meaningfully differentiates performance among alternative schools, rather than to compare alternative schools to traditional high schools. 

For more information, contact Jennifer LaHiff, College and Career Readiness Supervisor, at 307-777-8752 or jennifer.lahiff@wyo.gov,