If you’re looking for our most current version of this report, please visit the main National School Climate Survey page. Analysis about changes in LGBT student. What is the GLSEN Local School Climate Survey? The Local School Climate Survey (LSCS) is a tool developed by GLSEN’s Research Department for students. The GLSEN National School Climate Survey (pdf) is our flagship report on the school experiences of LGBTQ youth in schools, including the extent of the.

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Our mission is to ensure that every member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Learn about the real action GLSEN is taking on the local, state and federal levels to make schools better and safer, and the policies proven to make a difference. Our staff researchers have explored LGBT issues in education and the impact of bullying on school climate for nearly 15 years. Their groundbreaking research has identified the problems and found the solutions that work.

Want to take action but don’t know how? It’s easier than you think to get involved and make a difference. Join or start a Gay-Straight Alliance or take part in one of our student leadership programs to make your school a better place.

We highlight specific policies and legislators to make it easy for you to tell your policy makers exactly how you feel. Find lesson plans and resources to build safe, inclusive and affirming classrooms for all students. Learn how to make your classroom and your school a safe, supportive space for all LGBT students. Participate in the largest network of K educators working to create safe, supportive school environments for all LGBT students.

Learn more about working at GLSEN, including career opportunities and our commitment to diversity and unparalleled professionalism. GLSEN’s work is made possible through partnerships with corporate sponsors as well as other like-minded agencies working toward similar goals.

Your session will expire in seconds! It allows you to select from pre-loaded questions to build a survey, as well as create your own questions. The surveys are designed to be taken by middle and high school students specifically ages 13 and up. This tool also provides you with a report of the results from the survey you create. The Local School Climate Survey is meant to be used at the local level for school, district and local communities.

This survey is not intended to be used at the state, regional or national level. If you want to use the Local School Climate Survey tool to conduct a national, state or regional e. This survey is intended for students in gradesand asks about students’ perceptions of their school climate, including biased language, harassment, and the availability of resources and supports. Results from the survey can help to inform educators, administrators, and the entire school or community about students’ experiences in school.

With this information, you can help identify areas for change and advocate for a more welcoming learning environment in your school or community. Who am I surveying? To get the best idea of the school or community climate, we recommend that the survey be given to as many students as possible in your school or community. Although you can survey just the senior class or even just the students in one particular class, the smaller the scope, the less representative your survey will be of all the students in your school or community.

For example, students who take French may have different experiences than students who take Spanish or German, so you cannot make generalizations about all students in a school if you only ask students who take French. Do I need permission to conduct the survey? Once you have an idea of who you want to participate, you may need to get permission from the school s or district s those students attend or other locations where you plan to reach students e.


You may need to meet with the administrator s to discuss the purpose of the survey and why it is important for students to take it. Do students need to agree to take the survey? The online survey template provides an introduction to the survey which provides possible student participants a description of the survey, and informs them that the survey is anonymous and voluntary.

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Students are then able to decide if they are willing to participate in the survey and provide responses to the survey items. Participants may decide to stop the survey at any point in time, or skip any questions that they do not want to answer.

Do I need a consent form for students? Whether or not you need official consent from students or parents will depend the school requirements. For those who are not using the survey as part of a formal research study, clear information about the survey and what students are being asked to do might be sufficient, but you should check with the school or district administration to be sure.

If you are using the survey as part of a research study you will most likely need to obtain assent from students youth under 18 cannot legally provide “consent,” instead they can provide “assent” and potentially parent consent. If this survey sounds like it fits your needs, create a user account on the main page, or if you already have an account, just log in.

Then you will be directed to create a new survey or modify an existing one. Once you are logged in, you can build your survey using pre-loaded questions as well as have the option to create your own questions, and then distribute your survey and analyze your results see below.

You can choose to distribute the survey only online, only via paper, or using both methods at the same time. Once you create a survey, you will be provided with a unique URL that can be used to direct students to the survey. Directing students to take the online version of the survey will permit the fastest response and analysis of survey data. However, using paper surveys also available for download or allowing some students to use them may be an important strategy in reaching students of your school or community who may have less reliable access to the Internet.

In addition, your school or community may have clubs or groups e.

You may want to partner with them to advocate for the survey and to help in getting the survey done. If you choose to administer your survey online, once you create your survey, you will be provided with a unique URL which you can name.

You can then distribute this URL to students you are asking to take the survey e.

Once students take the survey, you will be provided with summaries of the responses to each survey question, including tables and charts. You will also have the option to download an Excel file of the complete data for your records and to perform your own, additional analyses. If you used paper surveys instead of or in addition to online surveys, you can choose to enter each survey yourself i. This way, you can still utilize the online results tabulation function and it also allows for the paper surveys to be analyzed with any surveys that may have been taken online.


Alternatively, if all suvey are taken on paper, you can enter the responses in your own spreadsheet or data file e. The results will tell you the responses provided by the students who took the survey for each question in your survey. For example, if you included these questions, the survey results can tell you how often students hear biased language—such as homophobic, racist and sexist remarks—in school and where students feel most unsafe in school—classrooms, locker rooms, bathrooms, etc.

Also, if you added any of your own questions to the survey, the results will provide the responses to those as well. It is important to remember that this is not necessarily a scientific survey; the survey findings cliimate only to the students who take your survey and may not be representative of all the students in the school or community. All personal information of survey creators is protected and kept confidential.

All account information is accessible only to the survey creator via password protected account and to LSCS administrators staff glseen of the GLSEN Research Departmentwho will access survwy information only on an “as needed” basis.

You will have the option to designate a survey contact person and email address when creating your survey—this is the only information about the survey creator that we will provide to survey takers.

We may also use your information internally to monitor, maintain, and improve the Local School Climate Survey tool features and the services we provide externally. We will not use your information for marketing purposes or for any other purposes unrelated to the survey s you create. All survey data is owned by the survey creators. GLSEN treats all surveys as private. We store surveys and survey climage for the survey creators’ use only.

All created surveys and related data are password protected through the survey creators’ individual accounts. We do not use the surveys or the survey responses collected for our own purposes.

We do not distribute these surveys or survey results to anyone without the express written permission skrvey the survey creator, except in a limited set of circumstances e. Surveys are administered by survey creators. These responses are only available via the password protected account of the survey creator. If someone has a question about the survey they are taking, they should contact the survey creator directly.

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The survey creator is usually the same person that invites people to take the survey and their contact information is also available on the survey. GLSEN will not divulge the name, contact information, or log in information of the survey creator to glden without their express written permission. It is designed to help students, educators, and advocates obtain data that can be used to improve the safety and overall environment of their local schools.

Skip to main content. Local School Gksen Survey. Download a Step-by-Step Guide. Click here to have your password emailed to you. Click here to have the activation link emailed to you again. New to Our System? If you are interested in taking the survey, you should have been provided a direct link by someone else. Please click on that link directly to be taken to your survey. Enter your email address and create an character password. You will be sent glxen email from ” localsurvey glsen.

Click on the link in the email to activate your account.