Now more than ever, our classrooms are growing more diverse. Student populations are becoming more racially, socially, and economically varied. We must ensure our schools are delivering high-quality education to all students, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, disability, or learning style.

Social and emotional learning (SEL) can promote equity in schools. SEL professional development for teachers can foster equity in the classroom. Through SEL and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), schools can create more equitable disciplinary practices. And with SEL assessments, educators can identify students’ unique strengths and needs and provide tailored supports to help them succeed.

Is your SEL assessment equitable? Take this five-minute quiz to find out.

How did your SEL assessment measure up? If you answered “no” to any of the five questions, you may want to consider a more equitable method of assessing students’ social and emotional needs. The DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, for example, includes an SEL assessment designed around equitable best practices.

Interested in learning more about SEL and equity? Watch our Advancing Equity with the DESSA webinar and download our Promoting Equity Through Social and Emotional Learning white paper.