High-Leverage Opportunity 4
Focusing on the best use and measurement of data to improve student motivation, social emotional development and behavioral engagement. Also working to empower families to support their student's engagement.
Research shows that a positive school environment is no “frill” to be addressed after academic and disciplinary matters are handled. Instead, such environments are the primary pathway to effective learning (Darling-Hammond and Cook-Harvey, 2018). The school environment found in low-performing schools is one of the High-Leverage Problem (HLPs) areas identified by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). HLP #4 is Positive School Climates through Student Support and Family Empowerment Interventions.
The Region 6 Comprehensive Center (RC6) supports SEAs by focusing on the best use and measurement of data to improve student motivation, social emotional development and behavioral engagement.
Key strategies to support this work:
The RC6 projects within its three-state coverage area will address one or more HLPs according to the work, and SEA and school district needs. This is the work around HLP #4 in the RC6’s first year:
Supporting the South Carolina Department of Education’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) implementation and scale-up.
Supporting two pilot initiatives addressing students’ non-academic barriers to learning: the Whole Child Initiative and Dyslexia Pilot Initiative.