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Considerations for ESSA’s Non-Academic Indicator: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy
With the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and its requirement to include a fifth, non-academic measure in state accountability systems, states have an unprecedented opportunity to consider the various elements that contribute to student success. As we consider potential non-academic indicators, policymakers and thought leaders should draw upon the research around positive youth development which states that positive experiences, relationships, and environments contribute to many desired youth outcomes. This forum will explore what we know about developing these experiences both inside and outside of school through social and emotional learning practices, youth engagement, and school climate. Following presentations from leading researchers in these fields, our panel will explore the potential non-academic indicators that might be ready and appropriate for inclusion in state accountability systems.
Presenters to include:
Jean Baldwin Grossman, Senior Fellow, K-12 Education Policy, MDRC
Stephanie Jones, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Livia Lam; Senior Policy Advisor, Learning Policy Institute
David Osher, Vice President and Institute Fellow, American Institutes for Research
Charles Smith, Executive Director, Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality
Caitlin Emma, Education Reporter, Politico
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT WILL NOT BE LIVE-STREAMED
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