Welcome to the Collaborator Network!
Welcome to the Collaborator Network!
The Assessment Work Group – formally the Work Group to Establish Practical Social-Emotional Competence Assessments of Preschool to High School Students (http://www.casel.org/assessment-work-group/) – launched in 2016. The Assessment Work Group (AWG) will focus on 1) identifying practical measures that educators can use to assess and promote the social and emotional competence of their students, 2) ways of aligning and making sense of multiple frameworks and terminology, and 3) exploring new ways to measure SEL moving forward. The final and exciting part of this work is to launch the Collaborator Network for Social and Emotional Competence Assessment – currently we have almost 100 members!
The Collaborator Network is a powerful opportunity for members to exchange ideas, forge new relationships and collaborations, and provide input and ultimately help address some of the most critical questions about SE assessment facing educators and researchers today. As part of this network, you will receive a monthly newsletter in which we share news and updates from our efforts and provide information on projects and resources from our collaborators and news from the field.
A Call for Input:
We are conducting a scan of measures and practices that are currently in use by schools and districts to assess student social and emotional development. We are looking to connect with school and district personnel who can speak to the social and emotional measure(s) that are currently in use by their school and/or district.
For recommendations about individuals, schools, and/or districts we should contact, please reach out to Becky Lectura at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, October 7, 2016.
This scan for measures will form and shape an upcoming practice-oriented guide that aims to provide practical and timely information to educators about selecting and effectively using currently available social-emotional competence assessments.
Transforming Education, an AWG collaborator, supports educators and education systems in equipping students with the mindsets, essential skills, and habits they need to succeed in college, career, and life. They have just come out with a report, Expanding the Definition of Student Success: A Case Study of the CORE Districts that explores the CORE districts’ work with SEL. Another way TransformEd does this is by producing a weekly newsletter which shares reports, publications, and press on a variety of social-emotional competence-related topics from education policy and reform to measurements and interventions to recent research. You can subscribe to their weekly newsletter HERE.
Special Issue on Social-Emotional Assessment: Clark McKown and Jeremy Taylor are working on a special issue for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology entitled “Social-Emotional Assessment to Guide Educational Practice,” which will contain several papers on assessment of social and emotional competencies. They are wrapping up the submission and acceptance process and are now beginning the review process. The issue is expected to be published in the spring (e.g., April or May 2017). For more information, please contact Jeremy Taylor at email@example.com.
Reaching out to the Network:
If you would like us to share something in an upcoming newsletter or pose a question to the network, please contact Teresa Borowski at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please feel free to send us feedback and input to make this as helpful and valuable as possible.
We look forward to collaborating with you to positively impact the future of our nation’s youth!
Collaborator Network for Social and Emotional Competence Assessment
Assessment Work Group to Establish Practical Social-Emotional Competence Assessments of Preschool to High School Students