Introducing the Well-Being Index
To help educators assess student well-being directly, quickly, and frequently, both in-person and virtually, Turnaround for Children has developed a free new tool: The Well-Being Index. This tool can minimize making assumptions about students and instead support students to understand and look after their own well-being.
- Well-Being Index: Secondary: A self-assessment tool for educators teaching grades 6-12 to administer with their students. For in-person learning, educators can administer the self-assessment physically with printed forms. To facilitate virtual administration, this form can also be shared as a fillable PDF.
- Well-Being Index: Elementary: A self-assessment tool for educators teaching grades 3-5 to administer with their students. For in-person learning, educators can administer the self-assessment physically with printed forms. To facilitate virtual administration, this form can also be shared as a fillable PDF.
- Educator Guide: The educator guide introduces teachers to the purpose and use of the Well-Being Index and provides detailed instructions on how to review and reflect on the data and next steps to consider upon data reflection.
- Scoring Supports: This supplementary tool can be used after administration of the Well-Being Index to organize and visualize the data. Scores can be viewed by student and collectively as a class to help educators build both universal and integrated, targeted supports.
Preparing To Lead Change
The Whole-Child Inventory is a reflection tool used by school teams for the purpose of thinking about their current school systems, structures, and practices through a whole-child lens. The tool is meant to prompt meaningful discussion and collaboration, leading to the celebration of strengths and identifying opportunities for growth.
- Easy to use and understand
- Helps educators refine school goals aligned with a whole-child purpose
The Whole-Child Inventory indicates the highest leverage systems, structures, and practices, aligned with Turnaround for Children’s Vision for School and Student Success, that educators must focus on to optimally promote whole-child development in schools.
The tool consists of five sections:
- Whole-Child Purpose
- Leadership and Shared Ownership
- Supportive Environment
- Developmental Relationships
- Integrated Academic, Skill and Mindset Development