Multicultural School Climate Inventory (MSCI)
Marx & Byrnes. 2012
1. Overall‚ I like attending _____.
2. I like my teachers.
3. I like the administrators (principals‚ etc.) at school.
4. I feel welcome at _______.
5. My family feels welcome at _______.
6. I feel well prepared for school.
7. I feel that I fit in well with students of other cultural and language backgrounds here at school.
8. I feel that I fit in well at school.
9. I think that an important part of succeeding in school is blending into American culture.
10.An important part of succeeding in school is speaking English.
11.I am confident that I am doing what it takes to succeed in school.
12.My teachers seem prepared to help me succeed in school.
13.My teachers seem to understand me and relate to me.
14.I feel that I can relate to my teachers.
15.I feel that my teachers can relate well to me.
16.My teachers include my home culture and language in their classes.
17.I see people like me in school text books‚ pictures‚ posters‚ and leadership positions around the school.
18.I feel that my teachers know my family well.
19.I feel that my teachers know me well.
20.My home culture and home language are valued by the school.
21.My teachers have had experiences similar to mine.
22.I know what I need to do to be successful in my classes at _________.
Liking School (11-5‚ and 7)‚ Educator-Student Relationships (12-15)‚ Cultural Relevancy (9‚ and 16-21)‚ and School Success (6‚ 8‚ 10‚ 11‚ and 22)
1 = Strongly Agree‚ 2 = Agree‚ 3= Don’t have an opinion‚ 4 = Disagree‚ 5 = Strongly Disagree
Liking School (.86)‚ Educator-Student Relationships (.91)‚ Cultural Relevancy (.83)‚ and School Success (.81)
This instrument can be found at: https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/download/960/796 & https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/download/960/393
Marx‚ S.‚ Byrnes‚ D. (2012). Multicultural School Climate Inventory. Current Issues in Education‚ 15(3)‚ Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/960