Here are the answers to some of our most common questions about Kelvin.
We've partnered with industry leaders school climate and social and emotional learning to ensure all items in the Kelvin question bank have been thoroughly vetted for reliability and validity. Kelvin's reporting includes norm data, and you can always add your own questions and/or design your own surveys.School Climate Measures
Our school climate questions come from the National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students.
Our social and emotional learning (SEL) surveys were authored by the CORE districts. Items in this assessment were pilot tested with 9,000 students and 300 teachers in 18 schools. Multiple survey forms were administered, and final item selection was determined based on reliability and correlations with academic and behavioral outcomes (West et al., 2017). School-average scores correlated positively with measures of academic performance (GPA and state test scores) and negatively with indicators of behavior (the percentage of students receiving suspensions and average absence rates) (West et al., 2017).