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Nonacademic Test or Survey Notification

Nonacademic Test or Survey Notification


Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Screener

Dear Parents and Guardians:

USD 286 is committed to supporting all students’ mental wellness and social and emotional learning (SEL). USD 286 uses a screener tool to review students’ skills and experiences in these areas. USD 286 staff will use the screener to identify strengths and needs for students in grades K-12. The screener, called MySAEBRS is produced by FastBridge Learning, a Renaissance company. The screener provides information regarding students’ experiences and how staff can support their needs.

SEL skills include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. The screener will review these skills, as well as students’ relationships, feelings of belonging, feelings about their school environment, and mood. These factors are critical to positive academic, social, and emotional success.

All students in grades K-12 will participate in the screener once a year, in the winter. For students in grades K-2, teachers will complete a survey on their observations of students' skills and experiences. Students in grades 3-12 will reflect and report on their own skills and experiences. 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. Screener results will be used with other data to inform practices for SEL skill development and mental wellness. Screener data will also help staff plan interventions for students with identified needs.

In accordance with K.S.A 72-6316 USD 286 will request permission to survey. 

A permission slip will be sent home with each student or can be accessed here: Notification of Testing

Below is a graphic of the survey to be given.