100Kin10 Project Team: Measuring Positive Work Environment and Culture in Schools (2019)

This Project Team's goal is to develop methods to assess positive work environment for teachers in schools. Their members include American Institutes for Research, Council of Chief State School Officers, California Academy of Sciences, Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA), Urban Schools Human Capital Academy, and Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education at University of Chicago.

Academic research shows a clear connection between positive work environments for teachers in schools and student learning. However, the field lacks the frameworks and systems that enable school leaders to measure the culture and work environment in their school and use the resulting data to strengthen culture and nurture positive work environment. This Project Team will investigate existing methods for measuring school culture. It will build on them to develop methods and identify common and uncommon indicators for assessing work environment for teachers in schools.

This project addresses the work environment catalysts, a 100Kin10 priority area. Learn more here.