Student Assessment

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.

See also: assessment, define SEL metrics

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MeasuringSEL: Considerations for SEL Competency Assessment

From CASEL's Measuring SEL practitioner resources, this page describes important factors any district should consider when choosing to measure students' SEL competencies or analyze results.

SOURCE: CASEL

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Washoe County’s 17 Item Student Social and Emotional Competency Self Report

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.

SOURCE: Washoe County School District

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Measuring MESH

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.

SOURCE: Transforming Education

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California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys

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.

SOURCE: California DOE

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American Institutes for Research Conditions for Learning Survey

Contact information to use this no-cost survey, appropriate for grades 2-12. It gathers students' views on climate, support, challenge and expectations, and social and emotional skills.

SOURCE: AIR

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CORE Case Study Tools

A set of 11 tools to support districts into deciding whether to assess, what skills to focus on, selecting valid measures, and interpreting and acting on data.

SOURCE: Transforming Education

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Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

Toolkit from AIR providing key background information about SEL assessment to weigh risks and benefits, a decision tree, and a comprehensive index of validated tools for measuring SEL outcomes.

SOURCE: AIR

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Student-led Conferences Introduction

Overview of a Nashville middle school's model for student-led conferences, appropriate for grades 4-12.

SOURCE: Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools

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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

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