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Press Release: ScholarCentric Unveils New Assessment of Resiliency Skills for Grades 3-5

Success Highways Resiliency Assessments enable educators to identify social-emotional factors that affect student performance
Denver, CO- Feb. 12, 2014- ScholarCentric, leading provider of actionable, research-validated resiliency assessments, is pleased to announce it’s newest assessment for grades 3-5. Now, elementary educators can assess their students’ resiliency skills and put resulting data to immediate use.

The insightful feedback resulting from these assessments allows educators to provide interventions that truly target students’ underlying social-emotional issues in order to improve academic performance, attendance, and behavior. With the Success Highways Elementary Resiliency Assessment, educators get the root cause information they need and can take action before signs of academic or behavioral trouble even appear.

“The foundation for academic success starts very early,” said Dr. V. Scott Solberg, Associate Dean of Research at Boston University School of Education. “Unless students are healthy, safe, engaged, and supported, and understand the value of school for themselves, they will not do well, regardless of academic interventions. However, it’s difficult for classroom teachers to know how students are feeling about school and what they’re struggling with at home.

The leadership at ScholarCentric invite you to join them for an engaging webinar where the value of this tool and best practices be shared. The conversation starts at 4:00pm EST on Thursday 2/13, click here to register.

The 55-question resiliency assessment is designed to identify students’ strengths and challenges in six areas of resiliency that research shows are directly linked to academic success. Data and reports are presented by student, school, and district to provide educators with insight into many areas, such as:

· Perceived value education

· Academic confidence

· Connectedness to teachers and other adults

· Stress levels

· Health and well-being

· Intrinsic motivation.

Research has shown that students who are struggling in any of these areas will be at greater risk for academic and behavioral issues.

Karen Niemi, CEO at ScholarCentric comments, “The launch of the elementary resiliency assessment is a big step forward for educators and more importantly their students. The sooner we can identify students who are likely to struggle in school the more effectively we can intervene,” She continues, ”Using the data derived from the resiliency assessment, educators can work with students in the early grades to ensure success in middle and high school and beyond. We look forward to supporting our current and future district partners in their quest to provide the best for their students.”

To view a sample Elementary Resiliency Needs Assessment report visit, www.scholarcentric.com/elementary_nar.pdf.

For more information about ScholarCentric’s full suite of resiliency solutions, visit www.scholarcentric.com or call (800) 995-8779.

About ScholarCentric

ScholarCentric, in collaboration with leading universities and districts across the country, has developed a proven methodology to identify, measure and address the six social-emotional factors that most directly impact academic success. Our innovative, research-validated predictive assessment identifies the underlying issues that cause students to struggle and disengage. Empowered with this data and using our standards-based curricula, educators can make significant improvements in the academic performance of their students by developing and strengthening the resiliency skills that are linked to improved grades, attendance and behavior.

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