Every child is socially and emotionally equipped to learn by 8th grade.
Generation Next believes strongly in measuring progress in pure academic outcomes like reading and mathematics, but we also recognize the growing body of research showing the critical connection social-emotional learning has on academic achievement. We charged our Data Committee with determining which social-emotional factors are measurable, malleable and meaningful. The Data Committee’s deep analysis of existing research and University of Minnesota analysis of data from Saint Paul Schools led us to focus on four social-emotional skills:
Every student will be socially and emotionally equipped to learn by 8th grade.Generation Next Action Plan
We are now working with both districts and charter schools to measure these areas every year so we have a community baseline that can guide strategic interventions. This work, which became a sixth goal for Generation Next, is now being used widely by in-school and out-of-school partners. Our future Action Plan focuses on: