What are we doing?
We are expanding the DESSA for high school students (9th-12th grades) to allow schools and programs to screen, assess, and promote the social and emotional skills of their students.
We are collecting a large, nationally representative sample of DESSA-HSE ratings from teachers and out-of-school time staff, parents, and students across the US to reflect the diversity of high-school aged youth today.
These ratings will be used to create the DESSA-HSE scoring norms, and will enable schools and programs to compare their students’ social and emotional skills to the skills typically demonstrated by students in the US.
How can you help?
The following individuals can help to standardize the DESSA-High School Edition with an anonymous, individual rating:
- High School Teachers
- Out-of-School Professionals who work with
high school students
- Parents of High Schoolers
What's in it for you?
Each school/program is paid for their contribution:
- $5 per rating with up to 48 ratings per teacher/staff (a total of $240).
-$5 per rating with up to 75 ratings per parent (a total of $375).
-Primary contact with receive $100 to help distribute and collect materials.
-One-year subscription to the DESSA-HSE online assessment system (Evo Social/Emotional).
-Entry to win $500 cash award.
In addition, you'll be helping to bring social and emotional learning to schools and programs around the country.