School Safety Survey
The Oregon School Safety Survey helps identify risk factors for school safety and violence, and measures response plans that are occurring in the school or neighborhood. The OSSS can be rated by administrators, teachers, special education teachers, parents, related service providers, community members, students or others.
Number of Versions: 1 Version: Oregon School Safety Survey Author(s): Jeffrey Sprague, Geoffrey Colvin, & Larry Irvin Date of Publication: 1995 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Not Available Charge for one form or kit: Yes
Purpose and Nature of Test
Violence Population for which designed:
Age Range: 5 through 18 years old Grade Level: Kindergarten to High School Senior Method of Administration: Group Source of Information: Self, Parent, Teacher, Law enforcement officer Subtests and Scores:
Risk, Protect Number of Items: 33 Type of Scale: Likert
Sample Size: 1,254 Population: Administrators, teachers, school professionals, parents, community members, and students in Oregon and California. Sample taken from a wide range of suburban, urban, and rural locations. Culture/ethnicity: Not recorded. SES Level: Not recorded.
Psychometric information: The range of Test-Retest Value: Not applicable. The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not applicable. The range of Internal consistency: 0.82 to 0.87
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
Original Reference(s): Sprague, J., Colvin, G., & Irvin, L. (1995). The Oregon School Safety Survey (OSSS). University of Oregon: Eugene, OR. Other Reference(s): Sprague, J., Smith, S., & Stieber, S. (2002). Principal Perceptions of School Safety. University of Oregon, Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior. Eugene, OR.
Hardy Myers School Safety Coalition (2000). How Safe Are Oregon Schools? Current Status and Recommendations. Available at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~ivdb/
Other: The Instrument is available on-line at: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7Eivdb/documents/ivdb/ivdb_resources_page.htm
More information about the instrument is available at: http://interact.uoregon.edu/sss/sss.html.
Name: Jeff Sprague Organization: University of Oregon, College of Education
Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
Address: 1265 University of Oregon City: Eugene State: OR Zip: 97403-1265 Phone: (541) 346-3592 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/%7Eivdb/index.html
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007