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SCDE School Climate Survey

The South Carolina Department of Education distributes an annual school climate survey through PowerSchool. This captures perceptions of the school’s climate and quality, which has been given to teachers, students, and families in the state for more than 20 years. This indicator applies to elementary, middle, and high schools.

SCDE Parent Climate Survey

K-12 parents can take the survey in Ecollect in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Parents may submit one survey for each student, according to SCDE guidelines. Each survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Please read each statement and choose the best response from the choices given. As you read each statement, please consider the entire year rather than recent or isolated events.

To access the Parent School Climate Survey, login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal and access the survey via the Forms section. Below you will find more detailed directions.

The last day to participate is April 14, 2023. 

BCSD Parent Guidance for SCDE Climate Survey 

Guía para padres de BCSD para la encuesta de clima SCDE

SCDE Student Climate Survey

Schools will be administering the SCDE’s Student Climate Survey. Date and time will be communicated by individual school administration.

This is an anonymous survey administered to students in grades three through twelve and is used to identify school climate perceptions within your child(ren)’s school. The student survey is administered online and should take no more than ten to fifteen minutes to complete.  You can view the SCDE Student Climate Survey Items here. 

OPT-OUT: If you do not wish your child to take this survey, please fill out the 2023 Student Climate Survey Opt-Out form and provide it to your school’s administration by March 16, 2023. Please reach out to your child’s school administration with any additional questions.