CCEE Impact Series
Data That Impacts Decisions
CCEE is a collaborative partner with education and health state agencies in providing service, support, and guidance for local educational agencies to transform practices and measure the impact of whole child investments.
From October 2021 through June 2022, in collaboration with the California Department of Education (CDE), the Sacramento County Office of Education, and the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the CCEE convened an impact advisory team consisting of partners from across California in the education and health sectors (including county offices of education [COEs], state entities, and research and technical assistance organizations) who have involvement and expertise in the state’s social-emotional learning (SEL) and whole-person programs. Working with these partners, the CCEE explored two guiding questions:
How is the unprecedented state and federal funding being deployed to address the social, emotional, and mental health and well-being of California’s young people?
How are the success and progress of these initiatives/programs being measured and understood among local educational agencies (LEAs)?
The CCEE’s impact advisory team convenings have created important opportunities for leaders across the education, health, and other sectors to collaborate and learn about important issues on social-emotional learning (SEL) and well-being impacting the field. More specifically, participants have had an opportunity to...
communicate with one another about their work, finding points of connection and illuminating effective practices that can be replicated across the state;
explore the possibility of creating a collective approach to measuring impact for well-being programs, allowing for greater alignment and coherence in how we serve the needs of California’s young people; and
recommend a path forward for local educational agencies (LEAs) to measure well-being that could also inform approaches to measuring well-being in California.
This project features local educational agencies' (LEAs) efforts to measure and understand the impact of social-emotional learning and well-being to support, students, educators, and families during pandemic.
To see the findings from these projects, click on the buttons below:
CCEE Executive Director
Insights from the Field
What do you predict will be the most impactful aspect of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) on student mental health and well-being?
If we can see how Social Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies and practices impact the mental health and well-being of students, then it would allow educational practitioners to be more focused on how to utilize funding to support those resources and practices for implementation and improved mental health and well-being.
What is one important thing to consider when it comes to measuring the impact of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and other whole child initiatives in California?
Need to plan and design for impact from the beginning. To do that we have to study what strategies/practices LEAs are using that address the whole child framework and are producing positive results (i.e student learning communities). Through this awareness and design, LEAs could address SEL through the whole child design framework with specific strategies that address and consider contextual variability.
Visitors to this website will find case stories, demonstration sites, and data analyses - all answering the questions - "What's happening with the funding across the state and how do we know it's working?"
For more information on the CCEE Impact Series, please contact Nhi Hang, Program Specialist, at email@example.com.