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Survey Topics

Sections of the SSOCS questionnaire are composed of items about specific topics. Click on the section name to read more about these topics.

  1. School Practices and Programs

  2. Parent and Community Involvement at School

  3. School Security Staff

  4. School Mental Health Services

  5. Staff Training and Practices

  6. Limitations on Crime Prevention

  7. Incidents

  8. Disciplinary Problems and Actions
    • The eighth section of SSOCS, entitled "Disciplinary Problems and Actions," asks about the degree to which schools face a variety of disciplinary problems and their response. School administrators were asked about the availability and use of a number of disciplinary actions, as well as the use of disciplinary actions including removals from school, transfers, and out-of-school suspensions for specified offenses. The data provided by this section will be helpful in assessing the impact of schools’ control of lesser violations, as well as providing another measure of the disciplinary measures used in U.S. schools.

  9. School Characteristics