New Report Examines State of SEL Assessments, Calls for Greater Coordination with School Policies, Programs, and Professional LearningInform SEL Assessment in Action
A leading group of scholars, test developers, and educators has just released a landmark report that describes the evolving field of social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments and recommends steps for continued improvements. The 53-page report, Student Social and Emotional Competence Assessment: The Current State of the Field and a Vision for Its Future, was developed over the past three years by the Assessment Work Group, managed by CASEL with leaders from the RAND Corporation, Harvard University, the California CORE Districts, Transforming Education, xSEL Labs, and several universities, nonprofit organizations, and school districts across the country. Clark McKown served as the lead author. Key findings include: Social and emotional competencies can not only be taught—they can also be measured….