A local school district is planning to introduce an assessment that will gauge the levels of their students emotional and mental well being.
Superintendent of Warrensburg-Latham Schools, Dr. Kristen Kendrick-Weikle says it is important they know where their students are at in their psychological well-being because if they are not in a good place, it can impact their learning.
According to Dr. Kendrick-Weikle, the screenings will help determine how focused students are or how goal-oriented they can be. It will all come out in an overview of where their kids are at.
If there are areas for growth, teachers in the classrooms will work their students in those areas. Dr. Kendrick-Weikle says the teachers working with the students can take on different looks depending on the grade level.
Dr. Kendrick-Weikle doesn't worry about buy-in from the kids on these assessments. She indicates they have done self-reflection-like assessments before and their students, overall, take them seriously and they can get good information from them.