By Jeremy Taylor and Lindsay Read, CASEL It’s been about three months since the SEL Assessment Guide was released. Nearly 8,200 users from all 50 states and 131 countries have visited the Guide and hundreds have shared feedback with us. One of the many excellent questions we often receive is: “what does it mean that a measure must be “strengths-based” to appear in the Guide?” In this blog post, we attempt to provide an answer to that question, and also bring more clarity to the similarities and differences between the fields and practices of SEL and mental/behavioral health. What does strength-based competency assessment mean? SEL competencies are essential knowledge, skills, attitudes, and mindsets that individuals need to succeed in life. […]Read More about SEL Assessment Must be Strengths-based, But What Does That Mean?