Spotlighting Whole-Person Success: A Guide for Using Statewide Data to Identify Exemplar Districts in SEL and School Climate
Ruthie Caparas; WestEd
This guide aims to support state and regional leaders to identify districts or schools with notably positive outcomes in the areas of SEL and school climate, learn about those exemplars’ strategies and experiences, and share their learnings in order to scale up whole-person efforts and outcomes.
The report is divided into three sections:
- Part 1: Quantitative Analyses to Identify Potential Exemplars
- Part 2: Qualitative Analysis to Verify and Finalize Exemplars
- Next Steps: Communicate and Scale the Exemplars’ Success
A team from the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and North Dakota Regional Education Association piloted the approach described in this guide, resulting in the identification of two SEL exemplar districts. A case study of these two districts can be found here.