State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. The purpose of the survey is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school’s learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that supports student learning.
The survey will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences, and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate their privacy.
The survey is confidential, and school personnel will not have access to the responses of specific students. The responses your child provides will be combined with the responses from other students in the school, and the results will be reported for each school and district.
Students in grades 5-11 and all instructional staff participate in the survey, which contributes to the STAR Rating. Please visit www.gcps.net/md-survey to access the appropriate survey for your child.