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Measuring Character Report

January 2020

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Despite the growing emphasis on character and social-emotional learning in education, how to best measure character in schools has remained a complex and unanswered question. EL Education addresses this critical topic in a report, “Measuring Character: EL Education's Journey in Developing Tools for Improvement and Impact in Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning,” that details their journey developing tools for improvement and impact in social, emotional, and academic learning. 

The result of EL Education’s work is a set of measurement tools that include both self-report measures and school leader walkthrough tools. These tools give educators and school leaders opportunities to examine, celebrate, and support the growth of student character, while also recognizing and embracing the complexity that comes with measuring something as malleable and multi-dimensional as character.

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Despite the growing emphasis on character and social-emotional learning in education, how to best measure character in schools has remained a complex and unanswered question. EL Education addresses this critical topic in a report, “Measuring Character: EL Education's Journey in Developing Tools for Improvement and Impact in Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning,” that details their journey developing tools for improvement and impact in social, emotional, and academic learning. 

The result of EL Education’s work is a set of measurement tools that include both self-report measures and school leader walkthrough tools. These tools give educators and school leaders opportunities to examine, celebrate, and support the growth of student character, while also recognizing and embracing the complexity that comes with measuring something as malleable and multi-dimensional as character.

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