August 24, 2021

Administrator Insights Quantifies Whole Child and Student Equity Initiatives

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Initiatives to promote “whole child” development and student equity are sweeping the U.S. due to the overwhelming data showing:

1 Increased involvement in extracurricular activities correlates to better academic success.

2 More connections (actively engaging beyond the classroom) yield increased attendance and the ability to collaborate with others.

3 Depression decreases as engagement increases.

Data Lacking in Assessment of Whole Child and Student Equity

A quick Google search will show hundreds of implementation items to assist districts on the directive of focusing on the whole child and student equity – tailored curriculum, groups to get students more connected, and volunteer opportunities to promote college, career, and civic readiness.

With the focus on these initiatives intensifying, a new problem has come to the surface. Academic performance is easy to measure with traditional aptitude tests, with results readily accessible for teachers and administrators to evaluate.

But what about outside of the classroom? Which strategies are working and which are not? Where is the proof? What is the cost of a disengaged student? How is this measured?

The problem is administrators have limited access to data.

Studies suggest that civic learning not only promotes civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions but also builds the “twenty-first-century competencies” that employers value and is associated with better school climate and lower dropout rates, according to the Guardian of Democracy report.

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Cost of Missing Data

Not having access to quality, real-time data is costly.


Delays Render Obsolete Data

If a school is recording how many hours students are spending on various activities outside the classroom, it is difficult to obtain records as written logs are by and large still the go-to. Traditional paper methods mean major time delays in getting access to data. Once collected, so much time has elapsed that the data is already obsolete. This makes effective decision-making nearly impossible.

Multiple Platforms Yield Inconsistencies

Some schools use multiple measuring vehicles so when it comes time for data collection, it is pulled from various sources. Collecting all the pieces requires more time and often results in fragmented data which lacks a complete picture.

Limitations Leave Gaps

Many evaluation methods do not have the ability to filter by event types to see what students are involved in and how many total hours were spent.

Without a full scope of engagement, there may be a limited number of the student population very engaged in a few activities, but what about the missing pieces showing what they are not involved in? The lack of student engagement is an equal area of concern.

Now, more than ever, having the ability to measure student involvement is critical.

Benefits of Better Insights

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  • Students are given revolutionary tools to prepare their non-academic transcript for higher education and career preparation.
  • Administrators make better decisions based on solid data of student body engagement.
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