- Why It Matters
- In Schools
- Collaborating Districts Initiative
- Policy & Advocacy
- 2013 CASEL Guide
A practice assessment allows you to look at how and what you are implementing and if you are being faithful to the goals of your selected programs and practices. Documenting and assessing your implementation process will allow you to monitor progress and determine where you need to make mid-course corrections to be more effective. Documentation will also help you to interpret your outcome results.
This tool is designed to be used to plan a course of action to promote social emotional competence of young children. The tool encompasses four general areas: (a) building positive relationships; (b) creating supportive environments; (c) social emotional teaching strategies; and (d) individualized intensive interventions. The Inventory encourages individual self-reflection, opportunities for teaming between classroom teachers, mentor coaches, supervisors, site directors, and other administrators, and promotes effective practices for direct service staff.
CLASS is an empirically validated observational instrument to assess classroom quality in preschool through twelfth grade classrooms. The 11 measured dimensions focus on the quality of teachers’ emotional, organizational, and instructional interactions with students in the classroom. The CLASS measures and training materials are available for purchase for early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels.
Updated annually, this framework for comprehensive schoolwide improvement is based on research on effective schools and organizational functioning more broadly, and not SEL-focused. It is designed to allow schools to evaluate their performance management practices.