Since 2008, YouthTruth has been listening. We’ve partnered with schools and districts to accelerate local change based on student feedback. Through this work we’ve heard from hundreds of thousands of student across the country.
What are we learning? In 2016, we launched the Learning from Student Voice series to bring that data and insight to bear on pressing challenges related to school experience and improvement.
SPOTLIGHT ON: School Safety
To shine a light on students’ perceptions of school safety, YouthTruth analyzed survey responses from nearly 35,000 students in grades five through twelve. The data was gathered through YouthTruth’s anonymous school experience survey, administered in partnership with school districts and charter management organizations across eight states. Learn what students have to say about climate, culture, and school safety here.
Other studies linking student perceptions with student learning and academic achievement:
- What Matters for Staying on Track and Graduating in Chicago Public High Schools
- Perceptions of Classroom Environment, Achievement Goals, and Achievement Outcomes
- Student Engagement and Student Learning: Testing the Linkages
- A Research Synthesis of the Associations Between Socioeconomic Background, Inequality, School Climate, and Academic Achievement