Resources

Resources

Below, you’ll find resources to help adopt and implement evidence-based programs and practices.

See how districts have strategized and planned to implement evidence-based programs

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SEL Alignment Tools

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction invited SEL program providers to share crosswalks to show the alignment between their evidence-based programs and Wisconsin's SEL standards. This page includes information about each program, alignment charts, and webinars to introduce program consultants.

SOURCE: Wisconsin DPI

TAGS SEL standards evidence-based programs

RFP for SEL Curriculum for High School

Atlanta's full Request for Proposals for High School SEL programs with sample ad, timeline, and scope of work.

SOURCE: Atlanta Public Schools

TAGS contracting school board human and financial resource alignment evidence-based programs

RFP for Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Nashville's full Request for Proposals for SEL programs, including scope of services and criteria for selection.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS contracting school board human and financial resource alignment evidence-based programs

What to Expect in a PATHS Classroom – Summary for Cleveland Principals

1 pager for principals showing what evidence they can look for in a classroom that is using the PATHS curriculum.

SOURCE: Cleveland Metropolitan School District

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Austin’s MAPS Course for Freshmen (video)

MAPS (Methods for Academic and Personal Success) is a credit-bearing course for freshmen at Austin High School and other district high schools to support the transition into high school by teaching students how to organize for success, manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, build and maintain positive relationships, and other critical social and emotional learning and student success skills.

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS advisory/homeroom high school grades college and career readiness

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2015 CASEL Program Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs–Middle and High School Edition

CASEL's framework for evaluating the quality of middle and high school evidence-based SEL programs, and list of SELect programs (2015).

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS middle school grades high school grades evidence-based programs classroom level SEL leadership

2013 CASEL Program Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs – Preschool and Elementary School Edition

CASEL's framework for evaluating the quality of PreK - Elementary classroom-based SEL programs, and list of SELect programs (2013).

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS evidence-based programs elementary school grades classroom level SEL leadership

Teacher Self-Assessment: Explicit SEL Instruction

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL shares best practices for implementing an evidence-based SEL program through explicit instruction and creating opportunities for practice.

SOURCE: CASEL

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The Hexagon Tool: Exploring Context

Tool for evaluating evidence-based programs on the basis of need, fit, resource availability, evidence, readiness for replication, and capacity to implement.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS implementation support toolkit culturally responsive evidence-based programs SEL leadership

Selecting an Evidence-Based Program

Tool for evaluating and comparing SEL programs that are under consideration, using a list of 4 important considerations for quality and school fit.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Planning Professional Learning for Evidence-Based Programs

This tool from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL helps a team answer important questions, assign tasks, and set a timeline to provide initial training and ongoing support for any evidence-based SEL program.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS paraprofessionals security staff budgeting implementation support toolkit counselors teacher training implementation plan evidence-based programs out of school professional learning

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Pilot vs. Districtwide Implementation

Guidance for a district to determine whether to begin implementing an SEL program district-wide or at pilot schools.

TAGS budgeting implementation support implementation plan evidence-based programs planning

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Find presentation templates that you can adapt and use

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Selecting Social and Emotional Learning Programs

Presentation from West Ed on the process of comparing and selecting evidence-based programs.

SOURCE: WestEd

TAGS SEL overview evidence-based programs SEL leadership

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The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Meta-analysis showing that compared to controls, participants in school-based SEL programs demonstrated improved skills and an 11 percentile point gain in achievement.

SOURCE: Research Journal

TAGS journal article reading lists - staff SEL competence evidence-based programs district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL

Promoting SEL in the Middle and High School Years

This brief from Pennsylvania State University reviews the current landscape of universal school-based programs designed to promote social and emotional growth in middle and high school students through skill-focused programs, academic integration, teaching practices, and organizational reform.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS middle school grades high school grades evidence-based programs

The Economic Value of Social and Emotional Learning

A benefit-cost analysis of investments in SEL showing that high-quality, research-validated social and emotional learning programs bring a return of $11 for every $1 invested.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS budgeting fundraising human and financial resource alignment evidence-based programs college and career readiness building buy-in for SEL

SEL: Why Students Need It. What Districts are Doing About It.

Education First produced this implementation-focused booklet aimed at policymakers, funders, and school/district staff. Featuring Anchorage, Sacramento, and Bridgeport, Connecticut.

SOURCE: Education First

TAGS SEL overview model SEL schools implementation plan evidence-based programs planning integrate with district priorities building buy-in for SEL

Navigating SEL From the Inside Out: Looking inside and across 25 leading SEL programs: A practical resource for schools and OST providers

Extensive report including recommendations for adapting SEL for OST settings, summary tables and profiles for 25 programs, and a Quick Reference to find programs with emphasis on specific skill areas or strategies.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS SEL partnerships evidence-based programs instructional practices out of school

Supporting Social-Emotional Learning With Evidence-Based Programs

Annie E. Casey Foundation guide for funding evidence-based SEL programs, for district administrators, funding partners, and providers. Includes real examples/ strategies for funding, implementing, and sustaining.

SOURCE: Annie E. Casey Foundation

TAGS budgeting implementation support SEL partnerships fundraising implementation plan evidence-based programs SEL leadership

What Does Evidence-Based Instruction in Social and Emotional Learning Actually Look Like in Practice?

This brief answers the question: What do school staff actually do in the classroom and school to help students achieve the goals laid out in SEL standards? Describes 4 approaches that together form a comprehensive plan.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL standards research brief implementation plan evidence-based programs instructional practices

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