Pursuant to Senate Bill 1, 2021 Extraordinary Session, districts are required to submit their current COVID-19 School Operations Plan and any subsequent drafts to KDE for informational purposes.
Districts may submit their plans to KDE using this form.


Quality of School Climate and Safety

Published: 1/7/2022 2:38 PM

​​​​​​​The Quality of School Climate and Safety indicator is one of the state indicators in Kentucky's accountability system.

The indicator uses perception data from surveys that measure insight into the school environment.

The Quality of School Climate and Safety survey contains two forms: Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-High School. Each form contains 27 statements for which students are prompted to respond whether they strongly agree, agree, disagree or strongly disagree.

Included again in 2022 is an Opportunity to Learn survey, which contains nine survey items on each form. This survey supplement seeks to capture students' perceptions of their educational circumstances during the 2021-2022 school year in the areas of access to tools that support instruction, access to instruction and instructional experience.

The results of these supplemental surveys will be used to inform educators, parents and stakeholders on students' perceptual impact of the change in instructional delivery methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will not contribute to school accountability.

All students in tested grades participate in the surveys.​

The survey items are available for each form:

The survey is modified and number of items reduced for students who participate in the Alternate Assessment program (10 QSCS Survey items, ​7 Opportunity to Learn items).

Kentucky’s school accountability system will be amended based on changes required by Senate Bill 158, 2020. The bill amends KRS 158.6455, Section 1 to create an accountability system that shall include an annual meaningful differentiation of all public schools in the state using multiple measures that describe the overall performance of each district, school and student demographic group.

Visit the Accountability and the Development of School Accountability System pages for more information on Kentucky’s Accountability System.

KDE DAC Information
Office of Assessment and Accountability
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4394

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