SEL Fact of the Week, 11/7

When focusing solely on academic outcomes as measured by standardized tests, and using these as the only data that drives decision making, schools operate out of four blind spots. Such as approach:

  1. Is to constrictive given the actual breadth of outcomes schools seek to achieve.
  2. Runs counter to calls that schools must educate the “whole child.”
  3. Does not recognize or ask schools to be accountable for the personal, social,and environmental factors that contribute to academic success.
  4. Is seemingly ignorant of the fact that most students do not drop our of school or do poorly in school due to lack of academic capacity.

Student Voice-The Instroment of Change, Russell Quaglia & Michael Corso

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