Partners for Our Children

The legislature had directed the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene a work group for one year to recommend comprehensive benchmarks for developmentally appropriate interpersonal and decision-making knowledge and skills of social and emotional learning for grades kindergarten through high school that build upon what is being done in early learning.   The legislature acknowledges that the social emotional learning benchmarks work group submitted guiding principles, standards, and benchmarks, but the work group needs more time to complete additional work. SB 5714 requires OSPI to continue to convene the social emotional learning benchmarks work group for two more years and for the workgroup to develop: indicators to provide concrete examples of what it might look like when a student meets a social emotional learning benchmark; and resources to support schools and school districts with implementing social and emotional learning.