Summary: In a review of state ESSA plans, no state has included measures of Social-Emotional Learning as an indicator. The article suggests that measures of SEL are not sufficiently developed to be used across all schools. Roger Weissberg of CASEL, said “a group of 20 states that are cooperating to explore social-emotional-learning plans largely favor allowing districts to select and design their own measures to ensure they fit into their strategies.”
Source: Evie Blad, Education Week, October 4, 2017
Categories: Student Achievement, SEL Basics, SEL Research, Assessment Tools
“An Education Week analysis of state ESSA plans—including those that have not yet been approved by the Education Department—found that most opted to rely on data many districts already collect in their accountability systems. Thirty-four states and the District of Columbia chose to include a measure of chronic absenteeism in their plans. Six chose to include school climate surveys—which ask students questions about how safe and supported they feel at school.”
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