Centering Equity in the Indiana Department of Education's Social-Emotional Learning Competencies

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The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) requested assistance from the Region 8 Comprehensive Center (Region 8 CC) to co-facilitate and design a Stakeholder Review Committee. This request is a component of the Indiana (IN) Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) and Social-Emotional Learning Initiative (2020-R8-I-002 IN-02-Year2). The purpose of the committee was to center the voices of the content experts in the field in understanding ways to make equity more explicit in the PK-12 IDOE Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies. The need, goals, and design of this project were a collaborative effort among team members at the Indiana Department of Education, the Region 8 CC, and the Center to Improve Social and Emotional Learning and School Safety (CISELSS). The purpose of this report is to summarize the project’s goals, process, findings, and implications for future work regarding equity in social-emotional learning in Indiana.