[Libs-Or] NCES releases First Look on Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013–14

Ann Reed ann.reed at state.or.us
Thu May 21 12:21:43 PDT 2015

[Institute of Education Sciences - Newsflash]

NCES releases First Look on Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013–14

In the 2013–14 school year, regular public schools reported various safety and discipline practices, including 93 percent that controlled access to school buildings during school hours (e.g., locked or monitored doors), 75 percent that used security camera(s), 68 percent that required faculty and staff to wear badges or picture IDs, and 58 percent that enforced a strict dress code. “Public School Safety and Discipline: 2013–14,” a First Look that provides nationally representative data on public school safety and discipline for the 2013–14 school year, presents results from a Fast Response Survey System (FRSS) survey. The survey collected information on specific safety and discipline plans and practices, training for classroom teachers and aides related to school safety and discipline issues, security personnel, frequency of specific discipline problems, and number of incidents of various offenses. Selected findings include:

• Public schools provided training to classroom teachers or aides on topics such as safety procedures (95 percent), school discipline policies and practices on bullying (89 percent), positive behavioral intervention strategies (81 percent), and recognizing early warning signs of students likely to become violent (48 percent).

• Forty-three percent of public schools had some type of security personnel present at the school at least once a week. By instructional level, 29 percent of elementary, 63 percent of middle, and 64 percent of high school/combined schools had such personnel.

• Student bullying was reported to occur at least once a month at 37 percent of public schools and on occasion at 61 percent of public schools. By instructional level, student bullying was reported to occur at least once a month at 29 percent of elementary, 56 percent of middle, and 42 percent of high school/combined schools. Student verbal abuse of teachers was reported to occur at least once a month at 10 percent of public schools and on occasion at 55 percent of public schools.
This First Look is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

To view the full report please visit

...connecting research, policy and practice

You have received this message because you subscribed to a newsflash service through IES or one of its centers.
Change your options or unsubscribe from this service<http://ies.ed.gov/newsflash/?email=ann%2Ereed%40state%2Eor%2Eus>.

By visiting Newsflash<http://ies.ed.gov/newsflash/> you may also sign up to receive information from IES<http://ies.ed.gov/> and its four Centers NCES<http://nces.ed.gov/>, NCER<http://ncer.ed.gov/>, NCEE<http://ncee.ed.gov/>, & NCSER<http://ncser.ed.gov/> to stay abreast of all activities within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

Posted by

Ann Reed, Federal Programs Coordinator
Oregon State Library
Library Support and Development Services
250 Winter St.
Salem, OR 97301
ann.reed at state.or.us
phone 503-378-5027
fax 503-378-6439

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/libs-or/attachments/20150521/526fe38d/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: ATT00001.gif
Type: image/gif
Size: 10645 bytes
Desc: ATT00001.gif
URL: <https://omls.oregon.gov/pipermail/libs-or/attachments/20150521/526fe38d/attachment.gif>

More information about the Libs-Or mailing list