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Training & Support

Use of the Cal-SCHLS System is supported by a wide range of training materials and other resources. The survey’s administration instructions, workshops, guidebooks, workbooks, and presentations are described and posted below for downloading. See other publications that describe the survey or survey results.

Cal-SCHLS Administration Workshop

Free administration PowerPoint here (10/26/17 ppt).

Guidebook for the Cal-SCHLS

The following guidebook provides integrated administration instructions for the student (CHKS), staff (CSSS), and parent (CSPS) surveys. The guidebook provides descriptions of the tasks common to all three surveys as well as more detailed instructions for the student survey (including sampling, parent consent, etc.). Guidebook to the California School Climate, Health, & Learning Surveys, 2018-19 Edition – available 8/6/18 (pdf) 

Helpline (888.841.7536)

Survey specialists provide on-call consultation in all aspects of survey implementation and use through the Cal-SCHLS toll-free Helpline. Supporting this service is a comprehensive database that includes profiles for every school district conducting the survey, monitors their survey needs and issues, and tracks the services provided.

Cal-SCHLS System Regional Centers

Three Cal-SCHLS Regional Centers provide technical assistance based on localized knowledge. Calls placed to the survey Helpline (888.841.7563) are automatically directed to the school district’s own Regional Center. Visit Contact Us for a listing of staff in each center.


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