Equity

Equity occurs when “every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, language, disability, family background, or family income.” (Council of Chief State School Officers) Striving for equity means examining biases and interrupting inequitable practices to create inclusive, multicultural school environments that reveal and cultivate the interests and talents of children, youth, and adults from diverse backgrounds. (Jagers)

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Suspending Chicago’s Students – Differences in Discipline Practices across Schools

This report from the University of Chicago provides an example of how to analyze district discipline data to pinpoint factors that lead to inequity.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS alternatives to suspension equity student discipline

Sacramento City Unified School District Strategic Plan

Sac City's strategic plan integrates SEL and equity objectives throughout and is built around goals of college and career readiness, safety and emotional health, and family and community empowerment.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS equity integrate with district priorities

Guiding Questions for Educators: Promote Equity Using SEL

Educators can use social and emotional learning (SEL) to promote the cultural assets that all students bring to their classrooms—if SEL instruction and assessments are implemented with a culturally responsive lens, according to a recent summary of the Assessment Work Group's Special Issues brief on SEL and equity.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS cultural competence Adult SEL equity culturally responsive

Oakland’s SEL Standards and Student Report Card Introduction – Part 2 (Video)

Video from Oakland to help teachers complete the SEL part of the report card for each student. Focus is on assessing students equitably and in a strengths-based way. For the 2nd marking period, teachers completed the section on self-awareness and social awareness.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS student assessment anti-bias SEL standards videos social awareness self awareness equity teacher training

Oakland’s SEL Standards and Student Report Card Introduction – Part 1 (Video)

Video from Oakland to help teachers complete the SEL part of the report card for each student. Focus is on assessing students equitably and in a strengths-based way. For the 1st marking period, teachers completed the section on self-management and relationship skills.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS student assessment anti-bias SEL standards videos self management relationship skills equity teacher training

Reducing Disproportionate Discipline Referrals with Positive School Wide Engagement Plans

Minneapolis Public Schools conducted a review of SEL-related strategies within schools' Positive Schoolwide Engagement Plans, which is a requirement of all schools that is part of the district's agreement with the Office of Civil Rights to reduce racial disproportionality in school discipline.

SOURCE: Minneapolis Public Schools

TAGS needs and resources assessment equity conducting local SEL research culture and climate student discipline integrate with district priorities

Sacramento City Strategic Plan and Core Values

Sacramento's strategic plan prominently features and integrates equity and social emotional health throughout and states clear actions and proposed services.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS parent leadership equity implementation plan college and career readiness planning integrate with district priorities SEL leadership family and community engagement

Boston Public Schools Essentials for Instructional Equity

Outlines 4 adult competencies for facilitating learning for diverse students, and includes an appendix of culturally and linguistically sustaining practices, a learning experience design template, and a parent guide.

SOURCE: Boston Public Schools

TAGS cultural competence anti-bias reading lists - staff equity culturally responsive college and career readiness instructional practices integrate with district priorities

Self-Assessment Checklist – Cultural Competence

This checklist provides examples of the kinds of values and practices that foster an environment that is aware and respectful of cultural diversity, from Georgetown University's National Center for Cultural Competence.

SOURCE: National Association of School Psychologists

TAGS cultural competence anti-bias equity culturally responsive community relations building community

MeasuringSEL: Use Data

From CASEL's Measuring SEL practitioner resources, this page provides details and examples of how districts have used SEL data from formative or summative assessment for continuous improvement.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS student assessment toolkit define SEL metrics equity assessment conducting local SEL research implementation monitoring implementation evaluation instructional practices youth voice

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