One of the most frequent mistakes schools make when seeking to enrich community is the failure to distinguish between diversity and inclusion. Diversity is a quantitative measure of the amount of human difference within a community, recognizing that schools should mirror the heterogeneous nature of our current society. Inclusivity, on the other hand, captures the ways in which individuals and groups perceive an authentic sense of belonging.

A climate assessment provides leaders with critical school-specific metrics to inform a data-driven approach to deepen inclusivity in their community.