Research Category: School Safety
What Do Students Say About School Safety?October 2020
Safety is an important condition for student learning. According to research on the science of learning, a supportive school environment—one that creates a sense of safety and belonging in school—improves learning outcomes. This brief summarizes students’ responses to an open-ended survey question that asked them to document their thoughts, feelings, and concerns about school safety.
Supporting the Mental Health Well-Being of High School Students InfographicFebruary 2020
Students who have their mental health supported do better in school. We wanted to hear from students who recently took the ACT to tell us about the types of mental health supports they have access to at school. The results of this new ACT survey suggest…
Creating Safe Schools: Examining Student Perceptions of Their Physical Safety at School – InfographicAugust 2019
Safety is essential to student well-being and success. Students who feel
unsafe at school—both physically and psychologically—cannot learn to
their fullest potential. A new study based on survey data from a group
of ACT-tested 10th- through 12th-grade students showed that:
Creating Safe Schools: Examining Student Perceptions of Their Physical Safety at SchoolAugust 2019
Safety is essential to student well-being and success. Because of this, a large percentage of parents and children are concerned about school safety. To get a better understanding of school safety from a student’s perspective, ACT-tested students were surveyed and asked about their school’s climate and the types of safety measures their school currently has.