Student SEL competency assessment can help schools and and districts to continuously improve SEL instruction and implementation, evaluate the effectiveness of SEL programming and approaches, and support equitable outcomes. Student SEL competency assessment can take the form of self-report survey questionnaires and rating scales, interview protocols, observation protocols and rating scales, or performance-based assessments.
From CASEL's Measuring SEL practitioner resources, this page differentiates between formative and summative purposes of SEL competency assessment, prompting thinking about intended use of assessment in order to select appropriate measures.
Summary of the process of developing a 17 item student self-assessment of SEL used in Washoe, including the use of student focus groups, with results and connection to achievement and behavior outcomes. Item text is included.
TransformEd's measures of mindsets, essential skills, and habits that are correlated with GPA, test scores, attendance, and suspension. Survey items and administration protocols are included within the paper.
Customizable validated surveys for students grades 5 and up, families, and staff focusing on connectedness, climate, safety, well-being, and support. Cost of surveys and reports are subsidized in California.
Handout for family members and caregivers to use at student-led conferences, with suggested questions to prompt students to share about their portfolio and a reflection to reinforce students and give feedback.