As we consider how to help all students achieve, we must ensure our teaching practices are equitable. A sweeping effort is being made to deliver 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 encourage equity in the classroom. Through SEL and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), schools can create more equitable disciplinary practices. Most importantly, SEL assessments can help educators identify students’ unique strengths and needs and provide tailored supports to help them succeed.
But the SEL assessment you use needs to be designed around equitable best practices. Is it? 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.
Want to learn 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.