CSI Tools and Resources

The Collaborating States Initiative is expanding and enhancing its resources to best serve current and new state partners. The tools and resources provide material to support states’ efforts and help in achieving more fidelity in implementation to advance SEL nationwide.

Reports and Briefs

Case study: How States and School Districts are Collaborating to Support Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (Sept 2018)

Case study: How Six States Are Collaborating with Local and Regional Educators to Implement Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (Sept 2018)

Brief: State Scorecard Scan (Sept 2018). An interactive map of the scan is also available.

Report: Emerging Insights from the States’ Efforts to Strengthen Social and Emotional Learning (June 2018) 

Brief: District Recommendations for How States Can Support SEL (June 2018)

Brief: Learning Policy Institute and CASEL on ESSA, SEL Asssessment, and Accountability (June 2018) 

Brief: State Efforts to Promote Social and Emotional Learning (Jan. 2017)

Brief: Key Features of High-Quality Standards and Guidelines to Support Social and Emotional Learning (Jan. 2017) 

Brief: The Collaborating States Initiative (CSI) Recommended Process for Developing State Policies and Guidelines to Support Social and Emotional Learning (Jan. 2017)

Brief: A Process for Developing and Articulating Learning Goals or Competencies for Social and Emotional Learning (Jan. 2017) 

Brief: What Does Evidence-Based Instruction in Social and Emotional Learning Actually Look Like in Practice (Oct. 2015) 


State Scorecard Scan: The interactive map assesses the development of competencies, standards, and guidelines for social and emotional learning (SEL), preschool through high school, in all 50 states. (Sept 2018) 

Integrating SEL Into General Teaching Practice: These downloadable CSI resources, developed in partnership with educational leaders in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, help educators integrate SEL into general teaching practice.

CASEL Program Guides: CASEL recommends that schools adopt evidence-based programs to build a comprehensive foundation for SEL. Check out our widely used program guides for high-quality resources.

CASEL District Resource Center (DRC): The DRC provides guidance and 500+ tools for systemic implementation of SEL. Explore the resource and view a webinar of the DRC (May 2017)

Professional learning: The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has developed a multimodule online course in social and emotional learning. It’s available for credit to Washington educators and for use by anyone. View here.