Measures of Cultural Wellbeing

Tools to Measure a School’s Cultural Wellbeing

Measures are listed from short to long (based on the shortest form) in terms of length of Administration, and each title is hyperlinked to a corresponding section with more information. All measures are reliable and valid.

Free Measures of Cultural Wellbeing in a School Setting

These measures are for children and/or adultsThese are free measures

Name of Measure

Intended Participants




School Culture Triage Survey

Teachers and Administrators

17 items

Simple scoring
Wide use

Assesses only teachers’ and administrators’ perspectives of cultural behaviors

My Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF)

Elementary school students

18 items

25 items

2 versions
Simple scoring
Can be combined with teacher version to allow a broader view of culture

Limited responses; all are “ yes no” questions

School-Level Environment Questionnaires (SLEQ)


21 items

56 items

Tested across South Africa, Australia, and USA
Shorter version available

Shorter version not yet tested widely

The Omnibus T-Scale


26 items

Widely tested in elementary schools

Measures only one factor: trust of school climate

My Class Inventory-Short Form for Teachers (TMCI-SF)


30 items or 8 minutes

Multiple versions with slightly different scales increase flexibility
Combined with student version enables broader view of culture


Individualised Classroom Environment Questionnaire (ICEQ)


50 items

Short form and preferred environment form available

Doesn’t account for the larger school environment influence

ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLES)

Students (5th-12th grade)




73 items

83 items

104 items

43 items (respectively see left)

Multiple forms for different populations
English and Spanish versions
Tested with large sample
Comprehensive view of culture

No overall scores for parent survey, emergency management, and readiness subtopics
Not designed for below Grade 5

Priced Measures of Cultural Wellbeing in a School Setting

These measures are for children and adultsThese are priced measures

Name of Measure

Intended Participants




Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)

6th-12th graders and school staff

35 items or 18-22 minutes

Online Platform
Has been used with Grades 3-5 and college aged students

Not yet priced—cost eventually available here.

Classroom Environment Scale

Teachers and Students (middle school and older)

90 items

Three separate forms
Available in several languages
Comprehensive view of cultural wellbeing

Price conditional on type of use and services
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Long (90 items)

School Culture Triage SurveyMy Class Inventory-Short Form (MCI-SF)School-Level Environment Questionnaires (SLEQ)The Omnibus T-ScaleMy Class Inventory-Short Form for Teachers (TMCI-SF)Individualised Classroom Environment Questionnaire (ICEQ)ED School Climate Surveys (EDSCLES)Student Engagement Instrument (SEI)Classroom Environment Scale

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