Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 11/10/2022 - 6:30 PM
Category: New Business and Reports to the Board
Type: Info
Subject: Social Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) Metrics
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
Goal 2: Instructional Excellence
ACPS will ensure that all students have access to and engagement with high-quality instruction.
Goal 3: Student Accessibility and Support
ACPS will ensure students have equitable access to and engagement with programs and supports that reduce barriers to learning.
Goal 4: Strategic Resource Allocation
ACPS will strategically provide differentiated resources and supports to schools and departments.
Goal 5: Family and Community Engagement
ACPS will ensure that all families and community members feel welcomed, respected, and valued.
Policy: JB - Nondiscrimination in Education
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable)
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Agenda Item Summary: Alexandria City Public Schools is focused on the fidelity of implementation of SEAL utilizing the multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework. At the tier 1 MTSS level for social emotional learning (SEL), students are provided the opportunity to have 30 minutes designated each day to participate in SEAL activities. During this time, teachers implement SEAL lessons which include Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), the RULER social emotional curriculum and Restorative Practices (RP). Tier 1 SEAL implementation is also strengthened by the Student Support Team (SST) and allows students to gain the social and behavioral skills needed to be successful in academic environments and in life.
Background: As ACPS schools returned from virtual learning during the 2020-21 school year to in-person learning during the 2021-22 school year, the need to focus on students’ social and emotional development was evident. Due to the impact of the pandemic on multiple aspects of students' mental health and social and emotional development, ACPS strengthened some of the already existing supports (i.e., PBIS, RP, RULER) to take a proactive stance to support individual and collective student needs, given current events impacting the learning environment. All schools were required to focus on SEAL implementation utilizing the MTSS framework during the 2021-22 school year.
Recommendation: The Interim Superintendent recommends the School Board review the presentation for an understanding of the current metrics established to support the SEAL implementation for the 2022-2023 school year.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Dr. Wendy Gonzalez - Chief
Signed By:
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent