By: Dale A. Blyth, Consultant and Deborah Moroney, American Institutes for Research Practitioner voice has not been elevated adequately in the conversation about SEL assessment. Why is this so? The world of assessment, SEL and otherwise, comes mostly from academics, measure developers, and users in research, (or recovering applied academics like ourselves) but assessments are used (and rightly challenged) by practitioners. Who are we talking about here? The people working daily with children and youth: Educators, out-of-school time professionals, student support specialists, and educational leaders in schools, districts and programs. As the Assessment Work Group (AWG) seeks to move forward on our three goals of 1) understanding the value of different frameworks, 2) developing a practical guide to assessment, and 3) […]
In the Spring of 2017 Measuring SEL launched the Social-Emotional Competence Assessment Design Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to learn from innovative methods of assessing social-emotional skills, with the ultimate goal being to construct and refine a set of key design principles that should guide the development of novel social-emotional assessments that support effective instruction and positive student development. This hour-long webinar will showcase four of the winning measures of the Design Challenge. The four awardees will discuss their work, including what social-emotional competencies they assess and how. The webinar will be Friday, Sept. 29 | 1:00 – 2:00p.m. ET. REGISTER NOW – IT’S FREE! We hope you can join on September 29th, but even if you […]
Invitation to Practitioners: We need YOU! We are working hard to create a guide that can help practitioners select useful social and emotional learning assessments. But we are not practitioners and need your help. The Practical Assessment Guide is designed to help clarify different purposes of assessment and discuss whether specific tools are useful in these ways as well as show how practitioners are already using them in real life settings. We plan to release the online Guide in January. Currently, we have a basic beta version of how one measure page would look and how the site will operate when a person tries to use it to evaluate a potential assessment. What we need are people to go to […]
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