Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener and Opt-Out Form

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Arlington Public Schools (APS) has contracted with Panorama to conduct a Social-Emotional Universal Screener for our students in Grades 3-12. The purpose of this survey is to help APS identify, report, and address all student’s social-emotional and academic needs. Students will be participating in this online survey once during a three-week window starting on March 21 through April 8 though schools will set specific dates for screening in each class.

Panorama’s SEL Universal Screener is aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) five SEL competencies which include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The SEL screener will allow students to reflect and report on their own skills and experiences, as well as their feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

SEL screener data 1) will provide an increased understanding of individual, classroom, school, and district needs, 2) identify students who might require or benefit from additional interventions or supports, 3) monitor progress and growth over time, 4) provide data to inform SEL program decisions and tiered systems of support, 5) drive equity, and 6) inform universal SEL supports.

Screener data will only be accessible to teachers, administrators, and staff with legitimate educational interests. Results will be maintained in secure files and databases accessible only to these individuals. Parents and guardians will receive an individualized report regarding their student’s screener results following each assessment window. School staff will be available to discuss results with families on planned support.

If you do not wish for your child to participate in the SEL screener, please complete form by Mon, Feb. 14 by clicking on the following opt-out form which allows you to fill and submit electronically:

To learn more about the SEL Universal Screener, we invite you to visit APS SEL Universal Screener webpage at  Panorama’s Social Emotional Learning Survey .If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your student’s school counselor.