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No, No, No! Do Not Grade SEL Skills!


Why schools should not grade character traits is a column I wrote for The Washington Post a few years ago.

I believe all the arguments I made then still hold true.

Unfortunately, though, it sounds like people aren’t listening to them.

Is Your Child Showing Grit? School Report Cards Rate Students’ Soft Skills is a new article in Education Week that documents the growth in schools grading Social Emotional Learning skills.

This is happening despite many others raising the same concerns:


I’m adding this info to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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