May 2019

Monthly Archives

  • Finding Quality SEL Assessments

    By: Dr. V. Scott H. Solberg, Boston University   A few years back I had the privilege of introducing my social emotional learning (SEL) assessments and curriculum at a luncheon held in the Harvard Club, New York City.  After the presentation, a school principal from the Bronx came up to me to share a story.  Initially, he was convinced that our SEL assessments were not valid because the results reported one of their students – who happened to be at the top of her class – was somehow highly at-risk for school failure.  This was inconceivable.  Thankfully, the school counselor followed up with the student and found out she had recently tried to commit suicide.  While her grades and attendance were […]

  • SEL Field Notes

    This newsletter is curated by the American Institutes for Research and CASEL for the Measuring SEL 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 SEL Can Promote Hard Conversations About Mental Health Between 2015 and 2018, eight students and one teacher from Olathe Public Schools committed suicide. Through each heartbreaking loss, administrators and staff worked to find lifesaving mental health supports and strategies for the 30,0000 students in Kansas’ second largest district. Twelve of […]

  • The SEL Assessment Guide turns 6-months old. What are we learning?

    It’s been almost six months since our SEL Assessment Guide launched and we are very excited about our success with engaging users and impacting practice. In this week’s blog, we’ll share what we are learning about how many users we are reaching, who our users are, and what they are saying about their experience with the Guide. Since we launched in November, our SEL Assessment Guide has seen more than 14,000 users, coming from all fifty US states and 68 countries. The majority of users coming to the site (57% of users) identify as a practitioner working in a school or district, which is encouraging, since that was our target audience. Insights from User Behavior Thanks to the magic of […]