Subbu Parameswaran, CEO, Learning Curve Foundation
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A comprehensive toolkit for SEL assessment
Why is there a need for a different approach to SEL assessment?
The need for SEL in education is well-established - over the years, there have been a multitude of SEL programs and interventions - both in-school and after-school. Particularly in a country like India, social-emotional learning is emerging as a key issue area, and there are several efforts and initiatives that are gaining momentum to bring SEL to the student.
However, there is very little in terms of evidence and assessment of SEL in the Indian context - indeed, even in the global context, while there are multiple tools that are available to measure SEL, we find that many of these tools are either purely summative, or focus on one particular competency.
Capturing multiple perspectives and creating quality SEL assessment frameworks can enable educators and systems to find better ways to refine learning systems.
Our point of view on SEL assessments is as follows:
- Given that there are multiple influences on the child's SEL, there is a need for more than one tool to understand how each of these impact the child's learning
- It is critical to understand both process and outcomes of SEL in order to enable program iteration
- SEL assessment must also employ a developmental lens, and provide granular, age-specific insights to educators
- SEL assessment tools must also lend themselves to be deployed at scale
What does T.I.M.E look like?
- The toolkit contains a suite of summative and formative tools to capture both outcomes and process of SEL - at the teacher, student and school level
- The tools use a mix of observational, self-reported, focus group and interview methods to capture SEL data
- Student SEL is measured through age-specific indicators that allow teachers to gain a detailed understanding of student behaviours
- Process measurements are done by assessing 1) Teacher practices & delivery 2) Teacher/Influential adult competencies 3) School level SE practices.