Kickboard and Aperture Education Partner to Help Schools Use Student Behavior Data to Measure Social Emotional Learning

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28, 2018) — Social-emotional learning (SEL) company Aperture Education and Kickboard, which provides technology and coaching for school culture initiatives, have partnered to help schools collect, monitor and analyze data on 40 student behaviors that tie to the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (the DESSA) core SEL competencies. The DESSA SEL Inventory is available exclusively on Kickboard’s platform and is free to Kickboard customers. Charlotte N.C.

?On the Hotseat: 7 Questions for Kickboard’s New CEO, Stefan Kohler

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But at Kickboard , an online school culture system management system, it’s a straight dive in for Stefan Kohler, a former teacher and executive at companies including Scholastic and Pearson. What’s really excited me about each and every job over the past 20 years has been the opportunity to go into schools, talk with educators, and see first-hand the impact our solutions were having in the classroom. What got you interested in Kickboard?

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We selected the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) from Aperture Education as our social-emotional learning assessment because it is easy to administer, is strengths-based, has a track record, and is aligned with our SEL curriculum. When we first started using Kickboard , we wondered if our high schoolers would care about things like character traits. With Kickboard, they actually do.

How our high-poverty school reduced suspensions by 97%

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During this time, students’ passing rate on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) increased by 17 percentage points as well. Take a positive approach to classroom management. When students arrive on the first day, some know how to behave appropriately in a classroom, but others don’t because they were never taught. CHAMPS is a proactive, positive approach to classroom management that overtly teaches students how to behave responsibly.

Teaching tricks: Better data strategies to ease teacher workload

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This case is slightly ironic, as it is in fact technology that is generating the data in the first place, but there are approaches to capturing, managing and analysing the data generated in your classroom that need not be overwhelming and can in fact be extremely useful, and at the end of the day a time saver, rather than time waster. But these analyses are not always useful to teachers in the classroom, or in fact parents. We need to talk about teacher stress and workload.

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Study Finds Data Analytics Help Lower Rates of Disciplinary Action in K–12

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In order to address classroom equity concerns among education leaders, schools are looking to adopt new, more information-based practices to keep students engaged in their studies and support those who are having difficulties. To test the impact of data analytics on student behavior management, researchers provided participating schools with Kickboard analytics software , designed to track students’ positive and negative behavior.