Findings from the CORE Field Test
To support the CORE Districts in using a more holistic approach to assessment, TransformEd curated a set of best-in-class survey-based measures of social-emotional skills developed by leading researchers in the field. In the spring of 2015, CORE and TransformEd field tested these social-emotional measures with nearly half a million students across California. The resulting analyses conducted by our research partners at the Harvard Center for Education Policy Research show strong evidence of validity and reliability. For example, students’ social-emotional skills were significantly correlated with academic and behavioral outcomes such as grades, test scores, chronic absenteeism, and suspensions.
CORE and TransformEd are committed to making the social-emotional measures and corresponding benchmark data available as a free, open-source tool for other schools and districts to use.
Click here to access the social-emotional measures along with further information about their validity and reliability.
To access our recent CORE Districts case study, which includes downloadable tools that states and districts may use to learn from, adapt, or replicate components of the CORE Districts’ approach, click here.