ESSA’s Non-academic Indicator Proves to be Vital to How Students Learn

ESSA’s Non-academic Indicator Proves to be Vital to How Students Learn

July 22, 2016

K. Brooke Stafford-Brizard, a senior adviser to Turnaround for Children, discussed the benefit of ESSA’s non-academic indicator requirements in Education Week. She argues that these requirements allow states to use non-academic metrics, like “self-regulation, problem-solving, social awareness, and growth mindset,” to measure student skill development. Ms. Stafford-Brizard emphasizes that these non-academic factors are vital to how students learn, just as academic standards are crucial to what students learn.