The Relationship Between Student Perceptions of Safety and Academic Performance Article School safety has been a topic of concern for educators, parents, and researchers for decades. It is important for students to have a safe learning environment to ensure they have the best possible opportunity to succeed academically. Further, it is necessary to discuss the many factors that influence student perceptions of safety, so stakeholders can determine best practices for creating a school climate conducive to academic success.
To identify trends in crime and violence in public schools by school type. To determine the effectiveness of preventions and interventions used in the area of aggression and interpersonal youth violence.
To examine youth developmental assets, deficits, and high-risk behaviors in relation to school crime and violence incidents and student responsiveness to interventions.
To examine what constitutes a model safe District and determine whether the District fits the model concept.
Project Methods Objective 1. An analysis of the existing district and state databases will be conducted to examine trends in student criminal and violent behavior. This will include both school-based data for those schools utilizing a prevention program that will be examined for effectiveness in Objective 2 and school district-based data for those communities utilizing district provided youthful first-offender programs that will be examined, such as Youth Court.
An impact evaluation will be conducted to determine whether the treatment i. This will include comparing incident data before, during, and after the treatment as collected by Districtan examination when possible of individual student data of particular treatment recipients, and a qualitative investigation in the schools that received the treatment, including the administration, staff, and students' responsiveness to the intervention.
To examine youth developmental assets, deficits, and high-risk behaviors in relation to student crime and violence incidents and student responsiveness to interventions.
An examination of youth developmental assets, deficits, and high-risk behaviors will be conducted in relation to school-based criminal incidents. A comparative analysis will be conducted to examine whether: The model concept will need to be explored and defined through a comprehensive literature review.
The aforementioned in-depth analysis of interventions over time and the analysis of quantitative data on school-based crime and violence will provide a complete profile of the district's efforts.
The notion of whether it fits the model concept can, therefore, become a research-based decision. Over the life of the project, data was examined spanning the beginning of youth court cases into the final data year offor a total of 16, cases.
Changes in crime trends over time by community, age, gender and race were explored, as well as how successful the youth court process has been in turning these youthful offenders around. The data indicated a decline in success case rates, an increase in unsuccessful case rates and an increase in cancelled case rates.
There have been significant changes in overall caseload trends. The total percentage increase in closed cases is Three specific trend shifts in caseload processing were found, including: Focusing on four years of data of this project ,Arbitration cases have experienced the most dramatic shift with a substantial increase in caseloads.
Arbitration II, for more serious cases, has also increased for three straight years,resulting in an accompanying overall decrease in cases processed by the Trials Program as a result, reflecting a significant increase in the cases referred by the State Attorneys Office,which are of a more serious nature.
By community,increased caseloads continue to reflect the sprawling urban demands of the Countys juvenile population. The corridor around I and US-1, connecting beach towns down the Atlantic coast,contains five out of ten communities with highest caseloads.Number and percentage of public schools reporting incidents of crime that occurred at school, the number of incidents, and the rate This report presents findings on crime and violence in U.S.
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using data from the –10 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS). the details of the nonresponse bias analysis. May 14, · Anna Shepherd, chairwoman of the Metro Nashville Board of Education, said board members were unaware of the number of sexual misconduct cases in Nashville's elementary, middle and high schools.
Over the past several decades, increasing attention and concern has been given to incidents of school violence and the prevention measures utilized by schools. Surveys from the National Center for Education Statistics () revealed that, in , approximately 37 out of 1, students ages experienced violent victimization at .
This fact sheet provides an overview of school violence. Behaviors that Contribute to Violence on School Property [92 KB, 1 Page, Print Only] Only violent deaths associated with U.S. elementary and secondary schools, public and private, are included.
Data obtained from this study play an important role in monitoring and assessing national.
Violence in U.S. Public Schools: A Summary of Findings. ERIC Digest. A recent report from the National Center for Education Statistics, "Violence in U.S. Public Schools," deals with a subject that has received increasing attention in recent years as a result of several highly publicized cases of violence in public schools.
This increase is not substantially affected by methodologic differences between the two surveys, specifically the incorporation of elder abuse within adult domestic violence and the inclusion of Canadian medical schools in the analysis by Holtz and Hanes.