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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Selecting Social and Emotional Learning Programs

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


TAGS SEL overview evidence-based programs SEL leadership

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.


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

Selecting an Evidence-Based Program

This tool offers guiding questions and a rating table template to determine whether an evidence-based program answers the needs of your students, families, teachers, school, and district.


TAGS culturally responsive implementation plan evidence-based programs planning SEL leadership



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.


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



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

TAGS evidence-based programs elementary school grades classroom level


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