Research increasingly confirms the inextricable link between children’s development and their academic success. Specifically, school environments that support the whole child to foster academic achievement and positive development into adulthood enable children to be healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Many school districts seek to implement “whole child” education initiatives to rise to these needs but struggle to find metrics that meaningfully capture initiative progress.
This brief outlines key assessment practices districts can use to establish an initiative’s value and measure the success of whole child education initiatives across all key stakeholders in the school community. Read the key takeaways below or download the full brief.