We know that SEL is essential for students to thrive in school and in life. It is critical that we have data that accurately identify essential SEL student and adult skills. Ultimately these data must inform our policies, improve our climate, and inspire our practices to ensure equitable outcomes for all.
– Eric Moore, Chief of Accountability, Innovation and Research, Minneapolis Public Schools
A multidisciplinary collaborative of leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of PreK-12 education, assessment, social and emotional learning (SEL), and related fields.
By: Linda Galib, Urban Initiatives Social emotional learning. Such a complex concept wrapped up into three words. As the Research and Evaluation Director for Urban Initiatives–a nonprofit, sports-based positive youth development organization that partners with 55 Chicago Public Schools and serves nearly 17,000 K-12 youth–my job is to ensure that our evaluation efforts accurately and systematically capture the change our…