• Introduction
  • A Measure Suited for Your School
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing
  • Measures of Child Wellbeing at School
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing
  • Measures of Adult Wellbeing at Work
  • Measures of Cultural Wellbeing
  • Other Resources
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  • 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
    Can reproduce paper copies or use Mind Garden’s Transform System for $2.50 per person (minimum purchase 50 or 20 respectively).
    Discount for higher quantities. Click here for more payment options.
    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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