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    Aperture Education is a social enterprise focused on addressing the whole child. Our social and emotional learning (SEL) solution, the DESSA Comprehensive SEL System, allows educators to measure, strengthen, and support social-emotional competence in youth K-12th grade.

    The DESSA System includes:

    • a suite of strength-based assessments,
    • a universal screener that can be administered in less than a minute (the DESSA-mini),
    • and growth strategies and foundational practices to strengthen social and emotional competence.

    Actionable data and reporting helps SEL program administrators measure the impact of their programs and helps educators understand students’ SEL strengths and needs.

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    "For funding, it’s been amazing to be able to provide the data to show donors and granting organizations what we’re doing and that we have results. 
    It's a reliable measure and we love it!"

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    - Kirk Lowis, 
    Portage Community Center (MI)