Youth Voice

Honoring and elevating a broad range of student perspectives and experiences through meaningful engagement.

See also: student leadership

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Youth Participatory Evaluation

Youth Participatory Evaluation is an approach that engages young people in evaluating the programs and systems designed to serve them. This page provides resources and principles that can support districts in working with students in the cycle of continuous improvement.

SOURCE: External website

TAGS toolkit student leadership assessment conducting local SEL research continuous improvement youth voice

CORE Districts Tool: Social-Emotional Competencies Selection Process

A 6 step prioritization exercise used by CORE districts to vote on competencies to include and exclude in their assessment.

SOURCE: California CORE Districts

TAGS student assessment SEL competence define SEL metrics assessment family and community engagement youth voice

Washoe County’s 17 Item Student Social and Emotional Competency Self Report

Summary of the process of developing a 17 item student self-assessment of SEL used in Washoe, including the use of student focus groups, with results and connection to achievement and behavior outcomes. Item text is included.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS student assessment define SEL metrics assessment data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation evaluation youth voice



Sample Fundraising Event Invite Featuring Student Work

Poster created for a fundraising event in Sacramento -- The Art of Caring -- featuring student performances and a local artist.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS arts SEL partnerships fundraising communications youth voice

Student-led Conferences Introduction

Overview of a Nashville middle school's model for student-led conferences, appropriate for grades 4-12.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS student assessment teacher tool toolkit self awareness student leadership advisory/homeroom middle school grades classroom level family and community engagement youth voice



Standards Development Steering Committee Agenda

CASEL's sample agenda for a district-level meeting to introduce the project of developing district SEL standards.


TAGS SEL standards board policies SEL partnerships implementation plan planning SEL leadership youth voice



SPARK Approach to Positive School Climate

Guide and toolkit for Sacramento's comprehensive school climate model which intertwines principles of restorative disciplinary practices, social and emotional learning, and PBIS. Includes details on school teaming and training.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS PBIS alternatives to suspension anti-bias board policies relationship skills SEL coaching for staff equity teacher training implementation plan restorative practices culture and climate building community student discipline integrate with district priorities youth voice



Oakland SEL Journey Map (infographic)

This infographic from Oakland presents the district's SEL starting point and vision for transformation.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS equity SEL overview implementation plan communications youth voice

Washoe County SEL Needs Assessment Report

This baseline report shared by Washoe County includes findings and recommendations from a districtwide program inventory, counselor focus groups, student SEL skills assessments, school climate surveys, and behavior-related data.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS human and financial resource alignment counselors parent leadership student leadership assessment evidence-based programs data dashboards conducting local SEL research PK-12 implementation monitoring implementation evaluation MTSS student discipline youth voice



Washoe County 3 Year Implementation Plan – Elementary

A flow chart from Washoe County illustrating the process of schoolwide SEL development over 3 years, with roles for district staff, principal, and SEL Leadership Team members.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS implementation plan elementary school grades district SEL expertise youth voice


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