ASCA, CASEL, and MTSS…Oh My!

ASCA Student Standards, the CASEL 5, and tiered prevention and interventions strategies…perfect for your MTSS team!

Bloomsights is thrilled to add three new features in Bloomsights- ASCA Student Standards, the CASEL 5, and tiered prevention strategies for both teachers and counselors. We hope these additions help you to utilize Bloomsights’ data in your school’s continuous-improvement frameworks.

ASCA Student Standards and The CASEL 5

The ASCA Student Standards: Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success describe the knowledge, skills, and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and social emotional development. The CASEL 5 address five broad and interrelated areas of competence that help cultivate skills and environments that advance students’ leaning and development. Areas of competence include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making.

To see how a Bloomsights indicator aligns to these frameworks, click on a Class or Student indicator and go to the information tab.

Tiered Interventions for Individual Students

Prevention and intervention strategies for individual students can be found under the What You Can Do tab in Bloomsights Student Indicators.

MTSS and Bloomsights

In Bloomsights, prevention and intervention strategies for students are organized by MTSS tiers and roles. You can use the links at the top of the page to toggle between Teachers and Counselors.

MTSS Tier 1 Prevention strategies are best for green students. You can use MTSS Tier 2 Target Interventions strategies with your yellow students. For red students, scroll to the list of interventions below MTSS Tier 3 Intensive Interevention.

Tying It All Together

“If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.”- Abraham Maslow

When you first sign in to Bloomsights to check student results, find those indicators with lots of green students and take some time to celebrate!

Next, look at the top two roes of your Class Indicators page. These 8 indictors are top priority and are noticeably interconnected. Click on a few indicators with higher than expected numbers of red and yellow student to get more information so you can better define your students’ needs.

Don’t forget to take a look at the Class Sociogram to dig a bit deeper. Do you have any students plotted on the outside circles of the sociogram? Are these students red or yellow in the top 8 Indictors? Take some time to click on students to see how they are connected to each other.

You can also use the Response page to filter your student responses by category and question performance. Select a category and then select “Lowest” from the drop down to see which questions have the most negative responses.

By this point, you have likely found an area of concern and identified some students who need support for one or two indicators. Click on these indicators and go to the What You Can Do tab and find some universal prevention strategies that you think will work well with your class.

Get To The Root of Student Issues

Bloomsights is a formative assessment tool aimed at gauging student well-being and improving school climate as a way to comprehensively encourage student social emotional development. Simplify your SEL data to get clarity around your students’ needs and determine what interventions are necessary. Get meaningful and ongoing insights to plan and implement strategies that support improved student and school outcomes.

Interested in learning more? Click below to sign up for an on demand demo and receive an email with a special link to a walkthrough video that you can watch at your convenience!

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