What do my Results Mean?

I’ve collected my surveys, what comes next?  If you collected your surveys, then you’ve gotten or will be getting a report soon. As shown in this sample report, your report will include the average scores for each scale and each individual question on the survey.  Use this report to identify areas of strength within your school as well as those in need of attention.  If you have questions, contact us for assistance interpreting the report.

CAYCI also offers additional technical assistance for schools and districts, whether or not you have used the CAYCI SES.  At the most basic level, we have compiled a list of resources (below) that relate to the different parts of the surveys.  Check out especially those that relate to areas your surveys showed as needing improvement, and get some ideas for how you can move forward.  As you design and implement interventions, the CAYCI SES can be used annually to track progress across multiple school years.

More individualized assistance is available by contracting directly with CAYCI.  Dr. Dawn Anderson-Butcher, the Ohio State faculty member at the head of the Institute, has experience and expertise in supporting and empowering schools and districts as they undertake comprehensive school improvement efforts.  Under her leadership, we have a team of experts available who can provide additional technical assistance and consultation for a reasonable cost. Check out the case studies, as well as other projects throughout the CAYCI website, for examples and information.  Email us to begin a conversation about how we can partner with you!

Additional Resources

Follow the links below for other websites with helpful information and tips.   Please know that this portion of the website is permanently under construction – we will try our best to add new resources and remove outdated links in a timely fashion.  Please be patient (or let us know) if links don’t work properly.   Or, if you have a favorite resource, we’d love to hear about it so that we can help spread the word to other educators that visit our site.


Academic & Learning Supports

·         The Campbell Collaboration

·         Afterschool Alliance

·         Coalition for Community Schools

·         National Summer Learning Association

·         First Law of School Improvement

·         Strategies for Strengthening Academic Motivation and Persistence

·         “3 Minute Motivators” Resource Book

Parent & Family Engagement
·         Harvard Family Research Project

·        The National Center for Family & Community Connections with Schools

·         Organizing Family and Community Connections With Schools

·         Supporting Parent, Family, and Community Involvement in your School

·         Tips for parents on connecting with the school counselor

·         Tips and Strategies for Increasing Parent and Family Involvement

·         68 Parent Involvement Ideas That Really Work

·         Parent Engagement in Middle and High School

·         Four Myths about Parent Involvement in Middle School

·         Parent Involvement in Schools

·         How Schools Can Support Family Involvement In Education

School Climate
·         The Campbell Collaboration

·         Child Trends What Works Database

·         Promise Neighborhoods Institute


·         Promoting Diversity in Your Schools

Peer Relationships

·         Peaceful school tips for schools

·         Peer Relationships and Adjustment at school


·         Safer Schools Ohio

·         Internet safety for students

·         CDC Safe Schools

School Connectedness
·         Build School Connectedness and Positive Climate: Quick-Start Tips

·         Improving Students’ Relationships with Teachers to Provide Supports for Learning

·         CDC Adolescent and School Health-School Connectedness

·         Connecting Students to Schools to Support Emotional Well-Being & Academic Success

·         School Connectedness improving student’s lives

Mental Health & Non-Academic Barriers to Learning
·         Center for School Mental Health, University of Maryland

·         Center for School-Based Mental Health Programs, Miami University

·         Center for the Advancement of Mental Health Practices, University of Missouri

·         Center for Mental Health in Schools, UCLA

·         National Education and Mental Health Center for Children and Families

·         Ideas and information on building mentor programs

·         Teacher’s Guide to promoting student mental health

·         Understanding families in poverty

·         National Assembly on School-Based Health Care

Student Social Skills
·         Comprehensive guide for schools on teaching social skills

·         Social Skills Resources for Children

·         Quick guide to building social skills

Please know that this is a dynamic list of resources we and others have found helpful. CAYCI is not endorsing or guaranteeing any of the ideas / products expressed on these pages.