This report summarizes five emerging insights on advancing SEL as a lever for equity and excellence that districts at all stages of their SEL implementation can reflect on as they shape their strategies. The report also highlights examples of school districts that are implementing these strategies.
Data-Driven Cycles of Improvement
This brief provides practical guidance for school leaders to use climate data to draw in stakeholders to the work of continuous improvement and building equitable outcomes for students.
This report defines school and classroom climate and describes how it differs from similar concepts, such as culture and context. The report then discuss the strengths and weaknesses of various methods that are conventionally used to assess school and classroom climate, explores important considerations when assessing school climate, and includes a list of resources with additional information on various instruments for school climate assessment.
This tool helps schools determine if they are following the guiding principles developed by the Department of Education regarding improving school climate and equitable disciplinary practices.
This equity audit tool helps school leaders assess whether or not the school provides the processes and information which create a positive learning environment so students and staff can perform at their highest levels.
This tool focuses on an educator self-assessment for supporting student well-being, which includes an array of trauma-informed strategies. The self-assessment was designed with a virtual learning environment in mind.