By Meaghan Ruddy, The Wright Center Supporting SEL in adult learners is very challenging due to the power of social and emotional habits as they form over time. Teaching SEL at younger ages will likely result in more helpful habits as those students age. As we develop we are strengthening all sorts of habits all the time whether we know it or not. This is because the brain seeks to automate as much as possible as quickly as possible. The brain has two main systems: the executive and the automatic, or default. The executive is resource heavy in terms of the energy it needs to keep running, so it creates habits that become default ways of being. While the executive engages […]
By Clark McKown and Noah Bookman Earlier this year, the Assessment Work Group created an assessment design challenge to identify direct assessment tools to supplement districts’ current emphasis on teacher and student surveys that measure SEL competencies. Direct assessments include all forms of assessment in which social and emotional learning is measured from a child’s performance on a challenging task. This includes but is not limited to naturalistic technology-enhanced simulations, performance tasks, game-based data, and live structured social simulations. Direct assessment is distinct from other forms of assessment, such as observations, student self-report, or teacher or parent ratings of students’ skills. To stimulate work to design direct assessments that complement, build upon, and extend the existing measurement […]
In the Spring of 2017 Measuring SEL launched the Social-Emotional Competence Assessment Design Challenge. The purpose of the challenge was to learn from innovative methods of assessing social-emotional skills, with the ultimate goal being to construct and refine a set of key design principles that should guide the development of novel social-emotional assessments that support effective instruction and positive student development. This hour-long webinar will showcase four of the winning measures of the Design Challenge. The four awardees will discuss their work, including what social-emotional competencies they assess and how. The webinar will be Friday, Sept. 29 | 1:00 – 2:00p.m. ET. REGISTER NOW – IT’S FREE! We hope you can join on September 29th, but even if you […]
Our Collaborator Network is now 582 members strong and growing! We have had incredible growth to the network in the past few weeks, so thank you to everyone who has joined. We look forward to great collaborations, connections, and communications with all of you. As of August 1, 2017, we have 582 network members from 40 states and 26 countries. If you know colleagues from one of the 10 missing states, encourage them to join today and help us get complete coverage of the U.S. States in the Collaborator Network We have a good mix of researchers, practitioners, and policymakers in the network as well. Not all members indicated their roles. We thank you again for your involvement in […]
A total of 161 people currently make up the Collaborator Network for Social-Emotional Competence Assessment. When joining the network, every one of you filled out a quick survey. One of the questions asked was about your area(s) of expertise. Here are the results!
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