Outcome 8 - Social & Emotional Well-being

Alaska Native students demonstrate social and emotional learning skills

Indicator: Indexed SEL score rating Alaska Native students’ perceptions of their own self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and responsible decision-making skills.

Students’ responses to the SCCS survey are on a scale of 1-5, ranging from “Strongly Agree” to “Strongly Disagree.” When the data is compiled, it is grouped into three categories: 1) Strongly Agree/Agree, 2) Agree Some/Disagree Some, and 3) Strongly Disagree/Disagree

Social and emotional learning, or SEL, represents core values for teaching, learning and humane interactions. Truly, this is ancient stuff – it’s about becoming real human beings who know themselves and can function effectively with and among other people. SEL is embedded in traditional Alaska Native value systems, and was widely demonstrated on public television by Mister Rogers. The Anchorage School District has led the field nationally in developing and implementing strategies for students and adults to promote positive development of skills such as teamwork, decision-making, self-discipline and confidence. Learning and practicing SEL skills, and observing them being modeled by adults, contributes to students’ academic success and to a decrease in negative school behaviors, building habits of positive interaction that serve them well throughout their life.

As with the previous outcome, data for tracking this indicator comes from the School Climate and Connectedness Survey (SCCS) taken by 3rd-4th graders and 5th-12th graders. The data is self-reported by students and the score captures how students perceive their abilities to identify their own feelings, control their behavior when frustrated or disappointed, respect people who are different than themselves, and make and keep friends.

Outcome 8 Indicator

Social & Emotional Skills

During the 2014-2015 school year, 36.9 percent of AN/AI 3rd and 4th graders agreed or strongly agreed that they have high levels of SEL skills. For AN/AI students in 5th-12th grades, 42.4 percent reported they have high levels of SEL skills. Among all other (non-Native) students, 41.6 percent of 3rd and 4th graders reported that they agreed or strongly agreed that they have high levels of SEL skills. Among non-Native students in 5th-12th grades, 45.7 percent reported they strongly agree/agree they have high levels of SEL skills.
View 2013-2014 data