COMET and Aperture work together in their shared mission: working with all members of school and out-of-school-time communities (both children and adults) to support informed decision-making, raising organizational quality and improving outcomes for kids. This is accomplished by providing accurate and actionable data about a students social and emotional needs and pairing the data with research-informed strategies, resources, and reporting results ensuring that they have the social and emotional skills to be successful, productive, and happy.
Specifically, this partnership brings the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA) into reach for child-centric organizations all over the country via the COMET System.
The DESSA System is used to screen, assess, monitor progress, measure outcomes, and strengthen the social-emotional competence of all students, K-12. The DESSA measures are one of the few supported by rigorous research that meets or exceeds strict industry standards. This data indicates that the DESSA is a reliable and valid tool for measuring social and emotional skills.
Pinpoint each student’s exact social-emotional strengths.
Develop students’ social-emotional skills.
Ensure that interventions are working.
Build your staff’s capacity for delivering social-emotional instruction.
Aperture Education ROOTS
In 2017, we grew out of two organizations – the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, a non-profit focused on creating resilient children, and Apperson, Inc, a for-profit focused on making sure educators have good data to make great instructional decisions. In order to realize their shared goals, a partnership was born: Aperture Education, a company rooted in the belief that our children hold the promise for a better tomorrow with an obligation to ensure that they have the skills and mindsets necessary to be good stewards of our future.
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Aperture Education APPROACH
We achieve this by providing teachers, out-of-school-time staff, parents and students with accurate and actionable data about their social and emotional strengths and needs. We pair this data with research-informed strategies and resources leading to improved outcomes.