WHAT IS BASEline?
BASEline is BASE Education’s assessment tool created to measure student growth.
BASEline is a full-scale research-validated assessment to measure eight dynamic SEL outcomes.
This highly anticipated and groundbreaking assessment is a self-report measure with the ability to track changes in users within eight core competencies. Student responses are compiled into user friendly and easy to read reports for school staff and administrators.
For Educators: To provide staff and administrators with the ability to track and report on the outcomes of the BASE program. The outcomes reported can support partners in honing in on areas of student need or strength.
For Students: To provide students with insight into their personal growth in the areas of behavior, truancy, engagement, and more. By giving them self-reporting capabilities, students are given the autonomy and empowerment to own their growth and achievement..
For the BASE Team: To provide BASE partners with the ability to track and report on outcomes. Additionally, this assessment will allow the BASE team to track the ongoing effectiveness of the content and services which will support product improvement.
BASEline Structure and Design
BASEline is a research-backed assessment created by our team of researchers. By listening to teachers and BASE partners, BASEline was developed to assess the most requested educational factors. For continuity and ease of use, BASEline is seamlessly engineered into the pre-existing BASE software platform.
To create BASEline, our research team synthesized the latest in educational literature and psychometrics to develop an inclusive set of questions designed to evaluate eight main measures, while remaining aligned with CASEL (The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) competencies.
BASEline’s questions are structured to measure all five of CASEL’s main competency groups https://casel.org/core-competencies/. Questions are sorted by the main CASEL competency addressed, for greater impact, many questions assess multiple CASEL competencies.
Questions are sorted into the following categories:
Twice per year, users of BASEline will receive a customized report summarizing your schools’ progress on each of the eight measures.
Q: Are student answers anonymous?
A: Yes! Only one staff member at BASE Education (lead engineer) sees student’s raw data, due to an educational systems necessity to ensure proper data collection methodology. All other BASE Education research team members only access deidentified data, which is compliant to FERPA’s use and re-disclosure limitations.
Q: Why do students take BASEline multiple times?
A: In order to keep up with the best research practices, BASE Education uses a pre/posttest assessment format. Students will take the same assessment (written verbatim) multiple times throughout the year to ensure test validity and reliability. By taking BASEline multiple times, we will gather multiple data points for each student to measure growth over time.
Q: Can I see my students’ raw data?
A: No. In order to protect student privacy and remain compliant, only one person (lead engineer at BASE Education) is permitted to see student raw data.
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