Transforming Education developed this downloadable guide and set of tools to assess students’ social and emotional development in partnership with the California CORE districts, a consortium of school districts that are exploring innovative approaches to school improvement and assessment. MESH stands for mindsets, essential skills, and habits that can help students succeed in college, career, and life.
Transforming Education. (2016). Measuring MESH: Student and Teacher Surveys Created for the CORE Districts. Boston: Author. Retrieved from http://www.transformingeducation.org/measuringmesh/.
Drawing from an experienced set of experts in a range of fields, including CASEL’s Roger Weissberg, this website provides developmental markers at each age/stage, with guidance for parents on how to support each aspect of development. The site provides resources in the areas of academic achievement, health and wellness, and social and emotional development. The site also enables parents to learn about a child’s specific milestones along with tips for support.
NBC. (2016). Parent Toolkit. New York: Author. Retrieved from http://www.parenttoolkit.com/.
These online tools were created to help educators and their communities develop and activate answers to Next Gen Learning’s Three Big Questions. The tools are in beta for pilot testing. Next Gen seeks your feedback and input on their utility. They will be refined and new tools will be added.
Next Generation Learning Challenges. (2016). MyWays: A Next Gen Toolset. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://nextgenlearning.org/myways.
This resource from the U.S. Department of Education provides district and school leaders, teachers, school staff, and other members of the school community with information about how to initiate, implement, and sustain school climate improvements. You can use the guide in combination with the other tools and resources available within the department’s School Climate Improvement Resource Package, including self-assessments to identify which resources would be most helpful to you as well as pointers on how to approach school climate improvements.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Healthy Students. (2016). Quick Guide on Making School Climate Improvements. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from http://safesupportivelearning.ed.gov/SCIRP/Quick-Guide.
2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition (2015)
This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for middle and high schools. It uses this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2015). 2015 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Middle and High School Edition. Chicago, IL: Author.
This suite of tools is available on the American Institutes for Research website. It consists of three downloadable documents that offer guidelines on how to improve and assess students’ social and emotional development.
American Institutes for Research. (2015). Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development? Washington, DC: Author.
To help educators, district officials, and other education stakeholders to better access resources from across the federal government related to school climate and discipline, the U.S. Department of Education developed this directory of pre-K-12 school climate and discipline resources. The directory includes titles, electronic links, descriptions, and other relevant information for a range of resources related to research and monitoring, training products and tools, technical assistance centers, federal policy and guidance, and federal initiatives related to school discipline and school climate.
U.S. Department of Education. (2014). Directory of Federal School Climate and Discipline Resources. Washington, D.C.: Author.
This curated list from Edutopia helps parents identify a number of resources including blogs, articles, and videos on fostering social and emotional skills such as kindness, gratitude, and persistence.
Edutopia. (2014). A Parent’s Resource Guide to Social and Emotional Learning. San Francisco: Author. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/SEL-parents-resources.
CASEL co-developed this guide to creating school-community partnerships that support educational success for all students, particularly those most in need. The National School Boards Association headed the consortium that developed the guide.
National School Boards Association. (2014). Partnership Not Pushouts. A Guide for School Board Members on Community Partnerships for Student Success. Washington, DC: Author.
2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (Preschool and Elementary School Edition) (2013)
This guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning (SEL) programs for the preschool and elementary school levels. It uses this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States.
Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2012). 2013 CASEL Guide: Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs—Preschool and Elementary School Edition. Chicago, IL: Author.