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​School Climate Improvement Process (SCIP)

The School Climate Improvement Process (SCIP) utilizes a five-stage improvement process to help school teams engage the school community in analyzing needs and establishing priorities related to school climate improvement and then select and implement research-based approaches to addressing those needs.

This five-stage approach is endorsed by the National School Climate Center at Rampo for Children (NSCC at Rampo) and aligns with the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s comprehensive planning and school improvement processes.

SCIP emphasizes the importance of shared leadershi​p, stakeholder engagement, and data-driven action planning as part of a continuous improvement process.

The five stages are: readiness, evaluation, action planning, implementation, and reflection.

National School Climate Center stages respresentation