Testing Social and Emotional Learning

This article appeared on the front page of the New York Times today. Given that SEL goes to the heart of what we do, I thought this is something we should be aware of.

Testing for Joy and Grit? Schools Nationwide Push to Measure Students’ Emotional Skills

By KATE ZERNIKE FEB. 29, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO — The fifth graders in Jade Cooney’s classroom compete against a kitchen timer during lessons to see how long they can sustain good behavior — raising hands, disagreeing respectfully and looking one another in the eye — without losing time to insults or side conversations.

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