Considerations for ESSA’s Non-Academic Indicator: Bridging Research, Practice, and Policy

By Staff from American Youth Policy Forum

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.

Capitol Hill Forum

09/23/2016 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET

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 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

Moderator: Caitlin Emma, Education Reporter, Politico

This event will be held in person in Washington, DC. Register here.

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