May 2019

Monthly Archives

  • SEL Field Notes | May 31

    This newsletter is curated by the American Institutes for Research and CASEL for the MeasuringSEL Collaborator Network and aims to keep you engaged with news, research, and resources relevant to measurement and data in the field of social and emotional learning. Please let us know what you are reading, doing and seeing in the field that’s worth sharing. Tell us about it here!   Measurement in Practice EdSurge: How are educators broadening their definitions of evidence? Joe Romano’s architecture and design students at the Annie Wright Schools in Tacoma, Wash., were engaged in a project to design and build tiny houses for Seattle’s homeless population. He hoped the project would create a shared culture of learning among students at the […]

  • SEL Learning Through a Continuous Improvement Cycle

    By: Stan Masters, Coordinator of Instructional Data Services, Lenawee ISD, Adrian, MI   How could a continuous improvement process for social-emotional learning (SEL) increase measurable educational outcomes for students?  That was the question asked by the Lenawee Cradle to Career Partnership when it began utilizing the CASEL Framework with schools throughout Lenawee County, Michigan.   Working with the superintendents and local community partners, the partnership utilized resources from CASEL and Panorama Education, to implement a Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, a scientific method used when engaged in action-oriented learning.   New work targeted to student SEL started at a small scale:  one school with students from three grades.  The school had seen an increase in inappropriate student behaviors and believed that more direct […]

  • Why Invest Time in SEL Assessment?

    By Clark McKown, xSEL Labs   In my conversations with educators, the issue of assessment time has come up a lot lately. Here’s the issue: On the one hand, many educators like the idea of directly assessing student social and emotional skills; and those who do want high-quality and informative assessment data. On the other hand, no one wants to replace instructional time with assessment time. My colleagues and I at xSEL Labs understand this tension. It’s the main reason we updated SELweb EE, our early elementary SEL assessment, so that it will take about 30 minutes, rather than the current 40+ minutes, while still providing the same high technical quality. Still, the problem doesn’t go away with a reduced […]

  • SEL Field Notes – May 17, 2019

    This newsletter is curated by the American Institutes for Research and CASEL for the MeasuringSEL Collaborator Network and aims to keep you engaged with news, research, and resources relevant to measurement and data in the field of social and emotional learning. Please let us know what you are reading, doing and seeing in the field that’s worth sharing. Tell us about it here!   Measurement in Practice Education Dive: Uniform privacy policy could help safeguard student data As chief information officer (CIO) for Boulder Valley School District in Colorado, Andrew Moore believes a uniform privacy policy would benefit students and allow for ed tech growth. In an interview with Edscoop, Moore pointed to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation as a […]