Marzano, R. J. (2016, July 14). Building SEL skills through formative assessment. Retrieved February 10, 2017, from Edutopia

When a 9th grader in Salt Lake City—let’s call him Arnoldo—refused to do any work in his English class, his teachers weren’t finding a way to connect with him. The school’s social-emotional-learning teacher gave him an assessment of his noncognitive skills and saw he was struggling in resiliency and social awareness.

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