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

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.

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.

Fostering student social and emotional development requires reinforcing SEL practices throughout the school day. SEL assessment can help you do that in a focused way. This tip sheet provides strategies and examples for reinforcing SEL, including: academic integration, random acts of SEL, and teachable moments.



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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