Reports & Research Summaries


Reports and Survey Summaries

2019 Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey Technical Report

2018 Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey Technical Report

2017 Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey Technical Report

2016 Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey Technical Report

Development of a Standard Model for School Climate and Safety Assessment: Final Report (for Grant #2012-JF-FX-0062)

Threat Assessment in Virginia Schools: Technical Report for 2014-2015

Authoritative School Climate Survey and School Climate Bullying Survey 

2008 Virginia High Schools Safety Study Executive Summary

2008 Virginia High School Safety Study Full Report

2008 Symposium at the American Psychological Association National Convention

Virginia Secondary School Climate Study One-Page Research Summaries

Download Issue 1: What is an authoritative school climate?

Download Issue 2: Authoritative schools have less teasing and bullying.

Download Issue 3: Less student aggression toward teachers in authoritative schools.

Download Issue 4: Authoritative schools have fewer disciplinary infractions for aggressive behavior.

Download Issue 5: Authoritative schools have high achievement test passing rates.

Download Issue 6: Authoritative high schools have less fighting and weapon carrying at school.

Download Issue 7: Students in authoritative high schools report less alcohol and marijuana use.

Download Issue 8: Authoritative high schools have less student aggression toward teachers.

Download Issue 9: Authoritative high schools have lower suspension rates for black and white students.

Download Issue 10: Authoritative high schools have less sexual harassment

Download Issue 11: 1 in 25 middle school students report bullying by teachers 

Download Issue 12: Authoritative high schools have less teen dating aggression

Download Issue 13: Sexual Harassment is Pervasive in Virginia High Schools

Download  Issue 14: Teen Dating Aggression is a Common Problem in Virginia

Virginia High School Safety Study One-Page Research Summaries

Download Issue 1: Be Strict or Be Supportive? 

Download Issue 2: How Should Schools Respond to Student Threats of Violence?

Download Issue 3: How Much Teacher Victimization Occurs in Virginia High Schools?

Download Issue 4: How Can We Encourage Students to Seek Help to Prevent Violence?

Download Issue 5: Does School Safety Influence SOL Achievement? 

Download Issue 6: Why do Suspension Rates Vary so Much From School to School?

Download Issue 7: How are suspension rates related to dropout rates?

Download Issue 8: Can a Supportive School Climate Reduce Suspension Rates for Black and White Students? 

Download Issue 9: Do Larger Schools Really Have more Bullying and Student Victimization?