Summary: This article reports on a contest to develop a new “Marshmellow Test” – ideas for innovative ways to measure social-emotional learning. While most of the suggestions were for performance-based tests, concerns were noted about the objectivity of these tests since other factors may influence performance.
Source: Evie Blad, Education Week, August 10, 2017
Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Research, Assessment Tools
Is there a way to consistently and accurately measure students’ ability to do things like recognize emotions, solve peer conflicts, and exercise self-control? What if they don’t even realize those things are being measured? The winners of a recent design challenge took a crack at it, proposing everything from analyzing students’ subtle behaviors when taking computer-based tests to asking them to play video games that simulate real-world experiences and gauging how they respond.
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