Evidence-based Programs

Programs grounded in research and principles of child and adolescent development, and scientifically evaluated and shown to produce positive student outcomes. CASEL identifies high-quality evidence-based programs as those that are well-designed to systematically promote students’ social and emotional competence, provide opportunities for practice, offer multi-year programming, and provide high-quality training and ongoing implementation support.

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CASEL District Strength Inventory of Social Emotional Learning Programs and Practices

Please use this inventory tool as a starting point for assessing current strengths and using them to map and plan the district’s system-wide implementation of SEL. This inventory tool aligns with CASEL’s Theory of Action for CDI and the CDI Rubric Assessment.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS CASEL Needs Assessment budgeting evidence-based programs integrate with district priorities

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Social and Emotional Learning in Out-of-School Time Settings

Brief from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Wallace Foundation providing guidelines and considerations for adapting leading SEL programs to out-of-school settings.

SOURCE: Wallace Foundation

TAGS SEL partnerships research brief evidence-based programs out of school

The Neuroscience of SEL (Video)

20 minute lecture by Richard Davidson on the neuroscience of emotions and emotional response, and how SEL trains and changes the brain. Best for educating SEL leaders or building buy in with audiences looking for a scientific basis for SEL.

SOURCE: Edutopia

TAGS Adult SEL mental health videos research brief teacher training evidence-based programs professional learning district SEL expertise building buy-in for SEL SEL leadership

Washington’s SEL Online Education Modules

Washington's 5 online modules for educators (intro, embedding SEL schoolwide, adult professional culture, culturally responsive classroom integration, and selecting evidence-based programs). Free registration required.

SOURCE: Washington DOE

TAGS videos culturally responsive teacher training SEL overview evidence-based programs instructional practices culture and climate professional learning

Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Five-Year Implementation Plan

Timeline showing the roll out of SEL at Tier 1, 2, and 3 for all schools in Anchorage.

SOURCE: Anchorage Public Schools

TAGS needs and resources assessment implementation plan evidence-based programs MTSS professional learning planning

Nashville’s SEL Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

1 pager showing specific programs, supports, and interventions that support students at all 3 levels of MTSS.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS counselors restorative practices evidence-based programs culture and climate MTSS

PBIS and SEL Slides

Brief powerpoint introduction to the similarities between PBIS and SEL, useful for schools that are committed to PBIS and beginning to explore more explit approaches to SEL.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

TAGS PBIS teacher training evidence-based programs culture and climate professional learning

SEL Inventory – Elementary Interview

This interview protocol was used by evaluators at elementary school sites in Sacramento City to gather baseline data on the implementation of SEL programs and practices. Includes handouts that were provided to interviewees.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS assessment evidence-based programs school visit/observation tool elementary school grades data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation monitoring implementation evaluation SEL leadership

SEL Inventory – Secondary Interview

This interview protocol was used by evaluators at secondary school sites in Sacramento City to gather baseline data on the implementation of SEL programs and practices. Includes handouts that were provided to interviewees.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS middle school grades high school grades assessment evidence-based programs school visit/observation tool data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation monitoring implementation evaluation SEL leadership

Sacramento City Districtwide SEL Program Inventory

This is an example of a third-party report on SEL programs and practices throughout the district, shared by Sacramento City, including a site level inventory as well as findings and recommendations regarding implementation and monitoring.

SOURCE: Sacramento City Unified School District

TAGS assessment evidence-based programs data dashboards conducting local SEL research continuous improvement implementation monitoring implementation evaluation SEL leadership

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