Build Safe & Supportive Environments Solutions provide a comprehensive ongoing assessment of your climate and culture. Our solution allows you to evaluate current school climate, make improvements with targeted best-practice strategies, and support students’ social-emotional needs.
We help you answer key questions and deliver strategies for success:
What are stakeholders’ perceptions of school climate and culture?
How supported do teachers and students feel in the teaching and learning experience?
What are best practices for improving areas of weakness in our school climate?
How well do we meet students’ social-emotional needs and ensure students from diverse backgrounds feel supported at school?
Hanover will leverage the experience and methodology expertise of our team to deliver a comprehensive, mixed-methods strategy to support your goals.
School Climate Survey
Create a positive learning environment
Survey students, parents, and staff to understand perceptions of the school and its academic and social environment, as well as perceptions of engagement and leadership. When performed annually, the climate survey can be used to create baseline data for incoming administrators, track longitudinal progress, and communicate with stakeholders.
Best Practice Strategies for Climate Improvement Areas
Improve climate with evidence-based practices
Identify evidence-based strategies to improve areas of weakness in your climate and equip leaders with the knowledge to build a safe and supportive environment to support student success.
Social-Emotional Skills & Needs Assessment
Support social-emotional learning
Survey students, parents, and staff to identify strengths and gaps in supporting students’ social-emotional skills and perceptions of ongoing programming.
Identify key school environment issues that impact academic outcomes (i.e., engagement, safety, and bullying)
Build student, staff, and parent engagement
Improve climate for all members of the community, including minorities, English learners, special education students, parents, and staff
Support long-term student success by uncovering strengths and gaps in meeting the social-emotional needs of students
We are a larger district that already has an Office of Program Evaluation. However, the Academic Office wanted an objective, third-party research partner to deliver custom best practices and benchmarking reports to inform some of our new initiatives. We partnered with Hanover because of its extensive experience in K-12 education best practices research as well as its flexible model’s ability to keep pace with our priorities. In the immediate future, we’ll use Hanover to explore best practices for personalized professional development programs and will be taking advantage of the Hanover Digital report library’s collection of existing best practices reports.
- Dr. Francisco Durán, Chief Academic Officer, Fairfax County Public Schools
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