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School Climate Measurement: The less visible parts of education




Abraham Lincoln High School teacher Winnie Kwan's environmental science class learned to use air monitoring devices to track pollution near their school.
Abraham Lincoln High School teacher Winnie Kwan's environmental science class learned to use air monitoring devices to track pollution near their school.
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When you think about measuring a school's effectiveness you usually think of test scores, cognitive levels, all that standard operating procedure.

But what about a student's happiness? Or how their temperament while at school?

A new program for California's urban schools aims to take a look at the less visible factors of education.

It's called "School Climate Measurement." It's being spearheaded by California Office to Reform Education and could be approved for the entire state to use by the end of the year.

For more on this, Take Two's A Martinez spoke to Noah Bookman, Chief Accountability Officer at CORE.

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