Message from the Principal

2024 Conditions for Learning Survey for grades 3 - 12

April 1, 2024

Dear 3rd Grade Parents/Guardians:

Denison Elementary School will administer an annual school climate and culture survey called Conditions for Learning to students in 3rd grade. This survey administration is required by the state’s plan to meet a federal law called the Every Student Succeeds Act. Our school will conduct the survey the week of April 15th.  All Iowa public school districts will use the Conditions for Learning Survey for grades 3-12.  Student responses will be confidential, and individual response data will not be available to anyone in the survey platform or in reporting.  Denison CSD will receive the survey data at each building level to evaluate and better support our students.


We will ask your child to simply fill out a confidential Survey. The Survey will focus on issues ranging from student safety, to positive student relationships, to school rules and how they are enforced. A high rate of participation by students in completing the Conditions for Learning Survey is important for obtaining the most complete school climate data for our school. 


Thank you for partnering with Denison Community Schools to improve conditions for learning in our schools throughout the state.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  If you wish for your child to not participate in the Conditions for Learning Survey, please complete the Written Refusal Form for this survey.


Please let us know if you have any questions and thank you again!



Christopher Schulz

Denison Elementary Principal




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