Explore underlying causes and how to make change in your system

Dimension 6

Positive & Inviting School Climate


Explore the possible root causes of your district’s challenges and choose promising actions based on the distinct needs of your students.

This interactive workbook provides a structure to help your team better understand what is causing challenges related to Positive & Inviting School Climate and identify concrete next steps for improving the experiences that students have in school.

Your team may find it helpful to first complete the Resource Equity Diagnostic to determine if this dimension should be a top priority for your district. This dimension explores the following key questions:

6.1 Does each student experience a safe school with transparent, culturally sensitive, and consistently enforced rules and discipline policies?
6.2 Does each student have positive relationships with staff and other students?
6.3 Does each student have access to effective social-emotional learning opportunities?
6.4 Does each student attend a school that actively and meaningfully engages families?