School Climate for Diversity Scale

We are developing a comprehensive measure of school climate for diversity, also known as school racial climate, that can be used in secondary and postsecondary school settings. The subscales and first version of the scale are described in Byrd (2015). Since then, the scale has been modified and adapted for use in college samples. To obtain the most recent version of the scale, please fill out this form.


Equal status: Amount of fair treatment and equal opportunity at school

Quality of interaction: How positive or negative interactions across race are

Frequency of interaction: Opportunities to interact and make friends across racial and cultural lines

Support for positive interaction: Encouragement from teachers, administrators, and peers about treating others fairly and making friends across race

Cultural socialization: Opportunities to learn about your own culture

Promotion of cultural competence: Opportunities to learn about another culture

Critical consciousness: Teaching about discrimination and inequality in society

Stereotyping: Perceptions of stereotypes and prejudices held by teachers, administrators, and other students

Mainstream socialization: Opportunities to learn about American culture and values

Colorblind socialization: Teaching youth to ignore or devalue the role of race in society