On January 10, 2013, Education Week released its annual Quality Counts publication. This year’s report, Quality Counts 2013: Code of Conduct—Safety, Discipline, and School Climate, considers the impact that a school’s social and disciplinary climate have on students’ ability to learn. The report includes analysis of issues such as peer relationships, a sense of safety and security, and school disciplinary policies. It also includes highlights from a survey of school administrators and educators about their perspectives on school climate.
A few highlights from the report:
In addition, Quality Counts 2013 includes a few other resources. The Chance-for-Success Index grades the nation and states on 13 indicators to describe the essential role of education as a person moves from early childhood, through the K-12 system, and into college and the workforce. The State of the States Report Card is an annual update of national and state grades in key areas of performance and policy such as K-12 achievement, the teaching profession, school finance, and standards, assessments, and accountability. Also available are online reports with state-specific findings and a federal school discipline database.
The report and online resources are available on the Education Week website.