Consolidated High School District 230 is a trailblazer in offering social and emotional programming for all students. The Developmental Assets Profile (DAP) was administered for the first time to Sandburg, Stagg and Andrew High School freshmen during the 2015-16 school year. It will be administered to all students beginning in the 2016-17 school year.
The DAP is a 58-item survey that was created by the Search Institute to measure the presence – and change over time – of developmental assets that are powerful influences on adolescent behavior and in turn their future success in higher education, career and life.
Asset Categories and Positive Experiences
Search Institute has identified 40 positive experiences and qualities that all of us have the power to bring into the lives of children and youth, which are called Developmental Assets. The assets are spread across eight broad areas of human development. These categories paint a picture of the positive things all young people need to grow up healthy and responsible.
Reliable and Most Used Resource in the World
"Data from the Developmental Assets Protocol (DAP) survey has been helping organizations and partnerships since 2005. To date, more than 600,000 young people in between the ages of 8 and 18 have taken the DAP, making it one of the most used instruments in the world for measuring the internal strengths and external supports that influence a youth's success in school and in life. Multiple studies have demonstrated that the DAP measures those strengths and supports in valid and reliable ways. When DAP data is combined with data on attendance, achievement and other factors, it is possible to gain a more complete picture of young people's lives. That more complete pictures makes it possible to design and implement better strategies to prepare young people to thrive in some type of college, a high-skill career, and citizenship." (www.search-institite.org/surveys/DAP)
If you have questions about the DAP, please contact the Guidance Office at your school.
Sandburg - 708-671-3121
Stagg - 708-974-7421
Andrew - 708-342-5822