We’re motivated by something greater than the bottom-line. We believe in supporting both the health of the education system in the United States and the well-being of each and every student. So we make a point to share what we learn with others who are positioned to make a difference, too.
We analyzed the psychometric properties of items from California's CORE Districts' annual SEL survey. We compared items' functionality across grades, compared student outcomes from IRT models and the classical approach, made suggestions on approaches to modeling and scaling the SEL survey data, and identified items, by grade, that do not contribute positively to measurement of each outcome. We also discussed policy implications in using SEL measures among educators, administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders.Learn More