How High School English Language Learners Perceive Their School Climate

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain an understanding of the relationship between language status and perceived school climate.
  2. gain an understanding of the relationship between academic achievement and perceived school climate.
  3. gain an understanding of English language learner high school students' perception of their school.


What is the relationship between high school students’ language and their perception of school climate? Do English language learner students perceive their school climate differently than their native English speaking peers? We will demonstrate a study that investigates language status, academic achievement, and perceived school climate. Practitioners will learn more about English language learner students and how their perceptions compare to their native English speaking peers.



Kim Corrigan, MS, University of Calgary
Ryan S. Clancy, University of Calgary


Gabrielle Wilcox, Frank P. MacMaster, PhD, David Nordstokke, PhD


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