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Organizational Health Inventory for Secondary Schools

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As a teacher in a major urban high school you have much to offer from which we can learn.  Your participation in this student will help institutions and researchers better understand those factors which effect completion rates of high school students.

 

Section 1:    Background Information                    

Assignment    Gender Years of Teaching Experience
Regular Education Male 0-5
Special Education Female 6-10
Bilingual / ESL   11-15
Other   16- 20
    20+

Section 2:    Organizational Health Inventory

Directions:  The following are statements about your school.  Please indicate the extent to which

                    each statement characterizes your school by clicking in the circle by the appropriate 

                    response.  

RO = Rarely Occurs  

SO = Sometimes Occurs  

O = Often Occurs  

VFO = Very Often Occurs

 


Organizational Health Inventory

for

Secondary Schools: OHI


Directions:  The following are statements about your school.  Please indicate the extent to which each statement characterizes your school by circling the appropriate response.  

RO=Rarely Occurs     SO=Sometimes Occurs   O=Often Occurs  VFO=Very Frequently Occurs

1.  Teachers are protected from unreasonable community and parental demands.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

 

2.  The principal gets what he or she asks for from superiors.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

 

3   The principal is friendly and approachable.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

4.  The principal asks that faculty members follow standard rules and regulations.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

5.  Extra materials are available if requested.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

6. Teachers do favors for each other.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

7. The student in this school can achieve the goals that have been set for them vulnerable to outside pressures.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

8.  The school is vulnerable to outside pressures.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

9.  The principal is able to influence the actions of his or her superiors.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

10.  The principal treats all faculty members at his or her equal.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

11.  The principal makes his or her attitudes clear to the school.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

12.  Teachers are provided with adequate materials for their classrooms.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

13.  Teachers in this school like each other.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

14.  The school sets high standards for academic performance.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

15.  Community demands are accepted even when they are not consistent with the educational program.

RO     SO     O    VFO

      

16.  The principal is able to work well with the superintendent.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

17.  The principal puts suggestions made by the faculty into operation.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

18.  The principal lets faculty know what is expected of them.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

19. Teachers receive necessary classroom supplies.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

20.  Teachers are indifferent to each other.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

21. Students respect others who get good grades.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

22.  Teachers feel pressure from the community.       

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

23. The principalís recommendations are given serious consideration by his or her superiors.

RO     SO     O    VFO

     

24.  The principal is willing to make changes.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

25.  The principal maintains definite standards of performance.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

26.  Supplementary materials are available for classroom use.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

27.  Teachers exhibit friendliness to each other.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

28.  Students seek extra work so they can get good grades.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

29.  Select citizen groups are influential with the board.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

30.  The principal is impeded by the superiors.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

31.  The principal looks out for the personal welfare of faculty members.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

32.  The principal schedules the work to be done.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

33.  Teachers have access to needed instructional materials.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

34.  Teachers in this school are cool and aloof to each other.

RO     SO     O    VFO

               

35. Teachers in this school believe that their students have the ability to achieve academically.

RO     SO     O    VFO

     

36.  The school is open to the whims of the public.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

37.   The morale of the teachers is high.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

38.  Academic achievement is recognized and acknowledged by the school.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

39.  A few vocal parents can change school policy.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

40.  There is a feeling of trust and confidence among the staff.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

41.  Students try hard to improve on previous work.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

42.  Teachers accomplish their jobs with enthusiasm.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

43.  The learning environment is orderly and serious.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 

 

44.  Teachers identify with the school.

RO     SO     O    VFO

 When you have completed the above survey, please remember to click submit at the bottom of this page.

If you would like a summary of this study, please indicate below by providing the e-mail address you would like the summary e-mailed to:

Hoy, W., Tarter, C., & Kottkamp. (1991)  Open schools/healthy schools: Measuring organizational climate.  Beverly Hills , CA : Sage.