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  • Life Skills and Wellness Student Self-Evaluation Survey 

    Teachers will work with students in grades 4-12 to administer a Life Skills and Wellness (LSW) Student Survey from our BCPS Partner, ReThink Ed. Surveys will be administered during the Fall and Spring semesters. 

    "Rethink Ed is a comprehensive life skills and wellness learning program that provides solutions that include professional learning for adults, K-12 multi-tiered grade-level curriculum, LSW assessments, behavior tracking, and home support tools all in one web-based platform. Rethink LSW supports all stakeholders in developing the life skills and wellness competencies necessary to create a safe and supportive school, family, and community environment where both students and adults thrive, are respected and respectful, and where everyone engages in active learning, together."  (

    On the computer, on the phone, in school, or at home.


     The Life Skills and Wellness Student Survey assesses the following skills:

    • Self-awareness
    • Self-management
    • Responsible Decision Making
    • Resiliency
    • Relationship Skills

    The goal is to increase the students' LSW understanding, knowledge, and skills as measured by the LSW Surveys. 

    What are the student results telling us?  Below is the list of skills listed from the greatest need to the least based on the Spring 2023 LSW Student Survey.


    Self-awareness - the ability to be aware of one's emotions, thoughts, behaviors, values, preferences, goals, strengths, challenges, attitudes, and mindsets and how these elements impact behavior and choices across contexts.

    Self-management - the ability to manage one's emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively in different situations and to achieve goals and aspirations.  This includes the capacity to delay gratification, manage stress, and feel motivation and agency to accomplish personal and collective goals.

    Relationship Skills - the ability to establish and maintain healthy and supportive relationships.  This includes the capacities to communicate clearly, listen actively, work collaboratively to problem solve, negotiate conflict, provide leadership, and seek or offer help when needed.

    Responsible Decision Making - the ability to make caring and constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions.  This includes the capacity to consider ethical standards and safety concerns and to evaluate the benefits and consequences of various actions for personal, social, and collective well-being.

    Resiliency - the ability to bounce back after challenges and tough times.  Resilience develops when we experience challenges and learn to deal with them in positive ways.


    Upcoming Student LSW Survey Dates

    Fall LSW Survey​ October 23 - November 6, 2023

    Spring LSW Survey March 4 - March 21, 2024

     There are different ways to identify the successes and needs of students' LSW progress and development. Families are invited to register for a free family account with ReThink Ed.  There you will find videos, activities, and additional LSW resources.  Enroll in our  Life Skills and Wellness Canvas Resources for Families and Students which offers activities and resources to support Life Skills and Wellness at home.