Barrington District 220 did not set about their SEL journey looking for a quick win, but rather to foster a positive climate and culture.
Operationalize your district’s vision at the student level, measure the whole child, and move toward a more modern definition of readiness
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and other national initiatives are expanding the definition of college and career readiness and calling for local school systems to craft a broader and more inspiring definition for student success. Measuring student success requires moving beyond standardized test scores toward a multi-dimensional and personalized set of indicators that empower students and accurately predict secondary and post-secondary success. As the adage goes, “you value what you measure”.