Newcomer Wellness Initiative 2019-20 Evaluation Report

This report shares findings from a survey conducted with Newcomer students, defined as individuals attending schools in the United States for three years or less and who speak a language other than English at home, in Oakland Unified School District. The survey was designed to inform the work of the Newcomer Wellness Initiative, a program that uses a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) framework to support Newcomers and improve the school culture to feel more safe, welcoming, and inclusive. The analysis is focused on two overlapping groups of students: 1) those who were born in the Northern Triangle region of Central America (Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras), and 2) those who spoke Mam as their home language.

Citation: Chen, W., Chong, M., McCracken, M. (2020). Newcomer Wellness Initiative 2019-20 Evaluation Report. Menlo Park, CA: SRI International.

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