High-quality SEL implementation is ongoing work that calls on districts to continuously refine and systematically monitor their processes and practices in districts and school communities. Continuous improvement refers to a deliberate and structured process to identify and address problems of practice in order to improve outcomes. Continuous improvement is part of every focus area in districtwide implementation: it begins when a district establishes a vision, goals, and an action plan for SEL and continues as the district implements and uses real-time data to adjust plans to strengthen adult SEL and promote SEL for students. Focus Area 4 takes a closer look at the “improve” stage of the process, when districts reflect on a full year of data and plan for improvement by addressing challenges and building on success.
If you haven’t identified your data sources yet, start here:
Reflecting on actionable data help schools and districts understand what is working well with SEL implementation and what needs to change.Key Activity Make Improvements to the Action Plan
When districts learn from and share about successes and challenges they can increase the effectiveness of SEL implementation.
Engage in a full review of your current level of implementation and your district’s needs and resources. Use your responses to this rubric to inform your goals and implementation plan.View Rubric