Guides and other resources to learn about social-emotional learning implementation and assessment

Just as educators use academic assessment data to guide academic instruction, they can use SEL assessment to guide SEL instruction.

This guide describes a four-step cyclical process—Assess, Reflect, Plan, Teach—for using social-emotional assessment data to inform SEL instruction.

Is your school district using an evidence-based SEL program? We’ve developed some crosswalks between the scope and sequence of commonly used SEL programs and SELweb.

Glencoe District 35 wanted to better understand the social networks in its classrooms and gauge students’ social and emotional learning (SEL) strengths and needs. Learn about their journey to gather, analyze and act on SEL data.​



Assessing Students' Social and Emotional Learning

by Clark McKown

Assessing children’s social and emotional learning skills is a critical and under-appreciated element of all SEL programming. This book provides educators with practical information that they can use to clarify their assessment goals, identify viable assessment options that meet their needs, and understand and use assessment data to inform their practice and improve student outcomes.

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