The world of education just added a new tool to its belt, and it’s a game-changer for building positive climate and culture in schools.

On Sept. 16, Jostens launched The Pulse – Student Recognition Survey, a first-of-its kind survey that meets a critical need in improving school climate and culture by measuring the effects of student recognition.

“The Pulse provides practical and actionable feedback for strengthening student recognition and inclusiveness,” said Dr. Kent Pekel, president and CEO of Search Institute®, an international leader in youth development Jostens partnered with to create The Pulse. “No other survey fills this need. It allows students to express what types of recognition matter most to them and how frequently they experience those types of recognition in their schools.” See the video below for more about the Pulse from Dr. Pekel.

The Pulse, which is taken online via mobile or desktop platforms, measures how students, parents and teachers perceive school recognition with regard to how recognition is given and experienced, as well as how it makes a difference in building positive climate and culture in schools.

“It’s vital that recognition is a recurring experience throughout a student’s high school career,” said Murad Velani, Jostens chief operating officer. “The Pulse is a principal’s tool to get a baseline and prescription for recognition in his or her school.”

Jostens launched The Pulse – Student Recognition Survey during the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Principal of the Year Institute on Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C.

“We’re proud to partner with Jostens in sharing The Pulse with our network of principals across the country,” said Beverly Hutton, deputy executive director of NASSP. “When we survey our school leaders, they consistently ask for more tools to build positive school climate and culture, and The Pulse can immediately help them engage their entire school community. The Pulse is also beneficial to advisors of student organizations, such as student councils and the National Honor Society.”

Click here To learn more, see an example of the custom results your school will receive, or request to take The Pulse – Student Recognition Survey.

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