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USE THE COMPETENCY LADDERS TO:
Reveal hard-to-measure youth development
The essential skills for school and life success can be grouped into three interconnected domains:
(1) emotional competencies
(2) cognitive skills, and
(3) social and interpersonal skills
*Source: The Evidence Base for How We Learn, Council of Distinguished Scientists National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development, The Aspen Institute, September 2017
Understand how each youth
and all youth develop over time
Rooted in The Building Blocks framework, The SEED Competency Ladders™ are used to reveal hard-to-measure youth development.
Rooted in educational research, the Building Blocks are used in school settings to improve youth programming.
SEED's approach is drawn from The Building Blocks for Learning*
a framework for comprehensive student development, widely in use to promote evidence-based skills and mindsets for success in school and life.
*Building Blocks for Learning: K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, Ph.D., Turnaround for Children, 2016.
Be confident that your evaluation is rooted in proven educational research
PRE-POST PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK
Our Participant Survey collects valid and reliable feedback, from participants. You will be able to analyze each person's experience of the program and its impact on their lives.
WHY USE THE PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK SURVEY?
The combination of narrative and numbers allows you to
• measure gains over time,
• produce compelling reports, and
• stop collecting a whole bunch of extraneous data!
and really understand what participants
• most value and how they benefit
• enjoy and want more of
• find wanting to retain their engagement.
with ability to
• analyze by years in program; type of program; gender, age, competency levels, etc.
• understand and validate findings from different viewpoints.
DOES YOUR ORGANIZATION ROUTINELY
COLLECT FEEDBACK LIKE THIS?
With SEED you will … with ease!
Use both tools
to measure and accelerate results!
YOUTH WITH STRONGER COMPETENCIES
ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE:
Council of Distinguished Scientists National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development,
The Aspen Institute, September 2017
Social Emotional Learning with the Alex House Project
Social Emotional Learning with Trinity Education for Excellence Program
Social Emotional Learning with Sole Train
“Customizing our tools with SEED gave us clarity about what we want our youth to achieve. Then results helped us understand and improve our impact."
“We like the ability to compare across programs – and in the future across partners!”
“We have long-needed a way to see our impact over the year, and over multiple years.”
“It’s easy to administer (260 students tracked)! Everyone found it easy to place kids on the ladders.”
“We appreciate that the construct is rooted in research and the ladders are made specific to each program.”
“It challenged our team to be explicit about skills we’re hoping the youth are developing.”
“It’s affordable and we like that SEED will build our capacity to do more of it on our own over time.”
“Evaluation used to take time away from our work. This becomes part of our work and enhances it.”
Feedback from Trinity Boston Connects. Our close partnership sparked the genesis and demonstration of this approach.