Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 6/17/2022 - 7:00 PM
Category: Accountability and Research
Type: Info
Subject: 2022 Equity Climate Survey Results
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: AE - School Division Goals and Objectives
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: The annual Equity Climate Survey is a key measurement component tied to the Equity for All Strategic Plan. Results inform school and division staff on key indicators of climate, through an equity lens, to inform areas of strength and continued focus based on stakeholder perceptions. During the 2021-22 school year, school districts across the country continued to deal with unprecedented disruptions and challenges. This is an important context to understand and through which to view the Equity Climate Survey results. Areas of strength identified include continued positive perceptions of the learning environment, teachers, and school climate overall. Areas of continued focus revolve around stakeholders' feeling of safety as well as relationships between students and student and staff relationships.
Background: During the 2021-2022 school year, K-12 districts across the nation continued to deal with unprecedented disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, economic uncertainty, and the continued impacts from historical and current systemic racism. Research has shown that continued challenges included: severe staffing shortages, high rates of absenteeism for students and staff, and mental health, including internalizing and externalizing behaviors. It is important to understand and consider this context in the review of the Equity Climate Survey results and in planning for next steps. As a component of the new Equity for All strategic plan, ACPS partnered with Hanover Research to administer an equity climate survey to staff, students, and families. The survey combined elements of a traditional climate survey and past ACPS equity audits to create an instrument that gauges school and division climate through the specific lens of equity. The survey was administered to staff, students, and families from March 11 to April 3.
Recommendation: The Superintendent recommends that the School Board review this information for an understanding of the ACPS Equity Climate survey results.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Clinton Page - Chief Accountability Officer
Signed By:
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr. - Superintendent