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The California School Staff Survey (CSSS) is a companion staff survey to the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS).
The CSSS is an online staff survey that is administered at the same schools and at the same time as the CHKS. The CSSS provides schools and communities, as well as the state, with key data on learning and teaching barriers and supports that associate with student academic achievements, staff retention, and overall school improvements. Data collected are used to inform the schools and districts on addressing school climate and pupil engagement in their Local Control and Accountability Plan.
The CSSS is part of the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (Cal-SCHLS) System. Cal-SCHLS is a comprehensive learning support data collection system providing comparable data from students, staff, and parents. It was highlighted by the U.S. Department of Education as a model for the nation in its blueprint for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. In California, over 700 districts, 5,500 schools, 1.3 million students, and 120,000 staff have participated in Cal-SCHLS in 2016-18.