SEL Research

Advancing the scientific base for social and emotional learning (SEL) through research has been the hallmark of CASEL’s work since our founding. We do that by synthesizing the research of others, conducting original research, and spotlighting recent research from our colleagues and collaborators.

  • BENEFITS OF SEL


    Rigorous research based on hundreds of experimental-control group studies demonstrates the positive benefits of SEL, including an 11-percentile-point academic gains. Learn more.

  • CURRENT CASEL RESEARCH

    We work with districts, states, and researchers on multiple projects, including our popular program guides and surveys of educators about SEL. Learn more.

  • COLLABORATORS’ RESEARCH


    By lifting up the work of others, we strive to create a more well-rounded, comprehensive approach to education for a more equitable society. Learn more.