SEL Standards

Strong SEL standards or guidelines are comprehensive, developmentally appropriate, and culturally responsive, and include benchmarks for what all students should know and be able to do from PreK through grade 12. They establish common language in an area that may be less familiar than math or reading to many district personnel, students, and parents and allow districts to outline intersections of SEL with standards in academic content areas.

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Naperville K-12 SEL Standards Rubric

Naperville's rubric descriptors for their SEL standards, articulating beginning, approaching, secure, and exemplary demonstration of each standard.

SOURCE: Naperville Community Unit School District 203

TAGS student assessment SEL standards middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades PK-12

Standards Development Steering Committee Agenda

CASEL's sample agenda for a district-level meeting to introduce the project of developing district SEL standards.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL standards board policies SEL partnerships implementation plan planning SEL leadership youth voice

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Oakland PK-Adult SEL Standards

Oakland's SEL standards, which have been enhanced to prioritize equity and respect for diversity.

SOURCE: Oakland Unified School District

TAGS SEL standards equity culturally responsive PK-12

New Jersey SEL Competencies and Subcompetencies

The State of New Jersey has adopted CASEL's 5 core SEL competencies, and articulates sub-competencies for each in this poster.

SOURCE: New Jersey DOE

TAGS SEL standards PK-12

Nashville K-12 SEL Standards (I Can Statements)

Nashville's "I Can" statements differentiated for each grade K-12, and categorized by the 5 core SEL competencies.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

TAGS SEL standards middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades PK-12

The Collaborating States Initiative (CSI) Recommended Process for Developing State Policies and Guidelines to Support Social and Emotional Learning

AIR and CASEL's guide for State Education Agencies to develop, implement, and sustain SEL policies and guidelines. This document provides the "big picture", other related documents provide detail for specific action steps.

SOURCE: AIR

TAGS SEL standards board policies implementation plan planning

Key Features of High-Quality Standards for SEL

American Institutes for Research and CASEL's guidance for State Education Agencies on developing SEL policies and guidelines, with examples from other states.

SOURCE: AIR

TAGS SEL standards board policies implementation support culturally responsive professional learning planning

CDI District Standards

Links to SEL standards adopted by 9 districts within the Collaborating Districts Initiative.

SOURCE: CASEL

TAGS SEL standards SEL competence middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades PK-12

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Illinois SEL Standards and Tools

The State of Illinois's webpage with SEL standards by grade band and related resources.

SOURCE: Illinois DOE

TAGS school board SEL standards board policies toolkit middle school grades high school grades elementary school grades PK-12

Developing and Articulating Learning Goals or Competencies for Social and Emotional Learning

American Institutes for Research and CASEL teamed up to create this guide for developing SEL standards. Includes a definition of terms and guidance for setting up a writing team and articulating learning goals.

SOURCE: AIR

TAGS SEL standards board policies SEL competence implementation plan planning

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