Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

High School Students and Recent Graduates Rate Their Schools

Academic journal article Phi Delta Kappan

High School Students and Recent Graduates Rate Their Schools

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In a recent survey published by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), 48% of high school students said their school is "pretty good as is," while 43% said some changes were needed and 9% said a lot of changes were needed. But recent graduates were more likely to see a need for improvement; only 38% rated their high school as pretty good, while most advocated some (45%)) or a lot (17%) of changes. Both current students and recent graduates tended to feel positively about their schools' efforts to help them loan academic material, lout ratings went down when they were asked about preparation for success or for a job or career after high school.

The survey of 800 current students and 500 recent graduates also asked respondents about their feelings of physical and emotional safety at school and how those feelings; contributed to their ability to learnt Students identified such factors as stress and disruptive classmates as interfering with their learning. Most expressed support for programs that would help them build social and emotional skills

Source: DePaoli, J.L., Atwell, M.N., Bridgeland, J.M., Shriver, f.P (2018). Respected: Perspectives of youth on high school and social and emotional learning. Chicago, IL: CASEL. …

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