Continuous Improvement

A deliberate and structured process to address problems or improve outcomes. This involves collecting and using implementation and outcome data to improve all SEL-related systems, practices, and policies with a focus on equity.

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The Effects of Program Implementation and Longevity

This research brief from the Austin ISD Department of Research and Evaluation examines the question -- Do outcomes associated with SEL programming improve with time? Is there a difference in outcomes between schools that have been implementing for 4+ years compared with schools that are newer to SEL?

SOURCE: Austin Independent School District

TAGS research brief data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement

The CASEL Assessment Guide

The Assessment Guide provides several resources for practitioners to select and use measures of student SEL, including guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL data, a catalog of SEL assessments equipped with filters and bookmarking, and real-world accounts of how practitioners are using SEL assessments.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS student assessment toolkit define SEL metrics assessment conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation evaluation

Social Emotional Learning: Goal-Setting and Relationships are Part of District’s Academic Core (video)

Washoe County School District is featured in this video from Edweek, describing the district's process for developing SEL metrics for instructional purposes and growth.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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A Primer for Continuous Improvement in Schools and Districts

This white paper lays out a model and principles for improvement, describes the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle, and includes examples for using a Fishbone Diagram and a Driver Diagram to define a problem and establish an aim.

SOURCE: University/Nonprofit Research Institution

TAGS assessment continuous improvement implementation evaluation planning

Tool for Developing SMARTIE Goals for Districtwide SEL

Short document explaining how to set SMARTIE goals for districtwide SEL implementation. Provides reflection questions to get the team started, example SMARTIE goals, and a blank template.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS toolkit define SEL metrics continuous improvement implementation evaluation planning SEL leadership

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ATLAS Looking at Data Protocol

This data reflection protocol from CASEL's Guide to Schoolwide SEL is based on a tool developed by the National School Reform Faculty (nsrfharmony.org). Participants describe what they see in the data, make inferences, and share implications for future work.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS implementation support toolkit data dashboards continuous improvement PK-12 implementation monitoring implementation evaluation planning SEL leadership

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Debriefing Conditions for Learning Survey Results, with Culture and Classroom Practice

Presentation to help analyze the results of the Conditions for Learning Survey, use it to identify areas for growth, and provide resources and ideas for improvement.

SOURCE: AIR

TAGS implementation support teacher training assessment conducting local SEL research continuous improvement classroom level culture and climate planning SEL leadership youth voice

Learning from Outcome Data

Recommendations for organizing data, identifying trends, and making data-informed adaptations to practice.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS toolkit define SEL metrics assessment data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation evaluation planning SEL leadership

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Learning from Process Data

Recommendations for assembling process data, reflecting on and interpreting the data, and using it to plan.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Oakland Academic Social Emotional Learning Guidance Document

Oakland's guidance document for school leaders describes the district's mission, vision, and tools for measuring success and describes how SEL is part of instructional priorities and multi-tiered systems of support.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL and Academic Integration english language learners define SEL metrics CCSS equity culturally responsive continuous improvement instructional practices culture and climate MTSS integrate with district priorities district SEL expertise SEL leadership

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