Giving Compass' Take:

• The 74 highlights 8 schools who are using surveys and data analysis to track how well they are teaching social-emotional traits and also how they are affecting college and career readiness.

• What other benefits might a school and its students experience when they implement social-emotional learning?

• Here's why social-emotional skills need to be measured carefully. 

When some teachers in the Long Beach Unified School District hear students say they’re bad at math, they rephrase. You’re not bad, you’re just not understanding it yet. It’s not too difficult, it’s just challenging right now.

These educators are helping students develop a growth mindset, a belief that they can improve their skills through effort. A growth mindset is one of four social-emotional learning traits the district — along with others in California — are trying to teach their students.

Read the full article about using data to decode social-emotional learning by Kate Stringer at The 74