We know that SEL is essential for students to thrive in school and in life. It is critical that we have data that accurately identify essential SEL student and adult skills. Ultimately these data must inform our policies, improve our climate, and inspire our practices to ensure equitable outcomes for all.
– Eric Moore, Chief of Accountability, Innovation and Research, Minneapolis Public Schools
A multidisciplinary collaborative of leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of PreK-12 education, assessment, social and emotional learning (SEL), and related fields.
By: James DiPerna, Pennsylvania State University; Christopher Anthony, University of Florida; Stephen Elliott, Arizona State University As SEL assessment developers working with schools across the country, we begin with two observations about SEL assessment. First, initiating and scaling up a systematic approach to SEL assessment is challenging. Although teachers and administrators openly acknowledge the importance of promoting social-emotional learning, they often…