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Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools

In 2010, the White House made its commitment to supporting military families as a top national security policy. As part of this initiative, in January 2011, the administration released Strengthening Our Military Families: Meeting America’s Commitment, a report outlining a Federal Government-wide approach to supporting the education of children from military families:

“2. Ensure excellence in military children’s education and their development,
2.1. By improving the quality of the educational experience;
2.2. By reducing negative impacts of frequent relocations and absences; and
2.3. By encouraging the healthy development of military children.”

In response to this national initiative, WestEd is collaborating with the University of Southern California and a consortium of eight school districts in the Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools Consortium, and have developed a series of Military Connected School Modules for the Healthy Kids School Climate Surveys. These include survey versions for elementary students, secondary students, school staff, and parents. The military modules will allow schools to gather anonymously the views of students, parents, teachers, and administrators about their schools and the educational, developmental, and health-related needs of their students. Their collective voices will be used to establish sustainable military-friendly school climates that improve social, behavioral, and academic outcomes. These modules are available online to any school interested in including them in their survey administration.

 

Download the Military-Connected School Modules for Students

 

Elementary School Version (25 items):

  • English (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4
  • Spanish (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4

Middle School & High School Version (39 items):

  • English (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4
  • Spanish (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4

 

Download the Military-Connected School Modules for Parents

 

Parent Version (39 items):

  • English (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4
  • Spanish (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4

 

Download the Military-Connected School Modules for Staff

 

Staff Version (32 items):

  • English (pdf) – Coming Soon! Available 8/4

 

Please note: the links above are for the current 2010-2011 school year.

Attention: The CHKS, CSSS, and CSPS surveys are copyright protected. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.

The surveys provided on this page are in a printable, Adobe PDF format. Download Adobe Reader. To read or print them you must have a PDF reader such as the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

If you would like to administer the Military-Connected School Module in your district, contact us, toll-free at (888) 841.7536.

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