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Introducing the Well-Being Index
Science demonstrates what the best educators have always known: All students have unique strengths and needs that vary over time and are expressed differently. When schools recognize and personalize experiences for individual students and remove barriers to learning, they create the conditions that support thriving. But, if a student’s experience and how they feel and function is variable, how can educators capture this in order to support them in a timely, personalized way?
Persistent disruptions to learning, systemic racial oppression and the collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic have deeply affected the well-being of young people everywhere. 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.
Well-Being Index: 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.
Well-Being Index Scoring Supports
This supplementary tool—provided in both Secondary and Elementary versions—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.
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