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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Student Voice 360

Chicago Public Schools Department of Social Science & Civic Engagement put together this toolkit for district schools to build stronger student-adult partnerships, with resources to support schools at all places on the spectrum of of student voice and engagement.

SOURCE: Chicago Public Schools

TAGS student leadership continuous improvement youth voice

The Continuous Improvement Journey: Where Are We now and Where Do We Want To Go?

This brief offers a case study focused on Guilford County Schools in North Carolina, to illustrate the experience of a research-practice partnership between CASEL researchers and the district and the use of goal-setting, data, and reflection for continuous improvement.


TAGS research brief conducting local SEL research continuous improvement

Sample School Report – Staff Survey on SEL Implementation

To support schools in their process of SEL continuous improvement, provide school leaders with data that gives insight relevant to their SEL goals and action plans. This report is an example of what a district might provide to a school, summarizing staff responses to CASEL's survey on SEL implementation.


TAGS implementation support continuous improvement implementation monitoring



Establish Norms for Data-Informed Conversations

This tool includes ways for facilitators to establish a space for safe and productive collaboration and recommended norms to ensure that the conversation is inclusive of all voices and results in concrete next steps.


TAGS community partnerships continuous improvement youth voice



Rapid Learning Cycles for Continuous Improvement

This tool helps a team learn about the effectiveness of their SEL strategies and decide whether they should adjust implementation practices to move closer to their SEL goals.


TAGS continuous improvement implementation monitoring implementation evaluation



Practices of Promise: Youth Voice in Washoe County School District, Nevada

This case example offers a glimpse into WCSD’s process of creating structures to elevate and listen to students, before and through the pandemic.


TAGS student leadership conducting local SEL research continuous improvement youth voice

Continuous Improvement for Social and Emotional Learning: Establishing Your Goals (video)

This video summarizes a process for setting clear, measurable goals for SEL. For more information and tools about goal setting, explore:
- for school leaders:
- for district leaders:


TAGS implementation plan continuous improvement

Districtwide SEL Implementation Rubric

This rubric helps districts answer the question “Where are we now?” in relation to systemic SEL implementation. CASEL recommends that districts complete this rubric at the beginning and end of each school year to mark progress and update their action plan for the coming year.


TAGS implementation plan continuous improvement implementation monitoring

Baltimore City Public Schools SEL Evaluation Framework

Developed with evaluation partner Hanover Research, this document provides a framework for the evaluation of Baltimore's social and emotional learning programming.

SOURCE: Baltimore City Public Schools

TAGS define SEL metrics continuous improvement implementation evaluation

Districtwide SEL Program and Initiative Inventory

This tool is designed to help district social and emotional learning (SEL) teams learn about past and current SEL-related work being implemented across the district. In combination with the Districtwide SEL Implementation Rubric, this tool serves as a needs and resources assessment to bridge the gap between the district's shared vision and long-term SEL goals and an implementation plan.


TAGS needs and resources assessment implementation plan continuous improvement planning

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