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2017 School Climate and Connectedness Survey

ASD Family Satisfaction survey is available from February 13 – 24, 2017


Association of Alaska School Boards (AASB)

 2017 School Climate and Connectedness Survey ©

Dear Parent or Guardian:

The Anchorage School District is partnering with the Association of Alaska School Boards to conduct the School Climate and Connectedness Survey ©, a statewide survey that measures how students and staff view their school climate, and how connected students feel to adults and peers. These are all factors directly linked to improved academic achievement and reduced risk behaviors.  

This survey will be administered to students in grades 3-12 and to school staff during the week(s) of February 13-24, 2017.

The survey measures student perceptions of: school safety, expectations for learning, student involvement, caring adults, respectful climate, how peers treat each other, connections between school and the community, and observations of other students’ risk behaviors at school and school events. 

The survey is voluntary, anonymous, confidential, and does not ask questions about students’ families.  A draft of the survey and information  describing its purpose and benefits to the district are available if you wish to review them.

If you do not want your child to take the survey, please notify the school office in writing.

Results of this survey will help students, parents, staff, and the community to better understand the interactions and relationships among students, teachers, and staff that constitute each school’s social and academic climate, and to identify ways we can improve our schools to be more supportive, caring, and productive places for all students. 

A family version of this survey called ASD Family Satisfaction survey is available from February 13 – 24, 2017.  Access the survey at  (link not open until February 13)

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!