Resources: Infographics

The following are infographics created by CASEL staff to share information, knowledge, and data from the field. These resources cover a range of topics to better understand SEL.



    • SEL WORKS: An extensive body of rigorous research (including randomized control trials, longitudinal follow-ups, and multiple replications) demonstrates that teaching SEL skills and behaviors gets results.



    • DEMAND FOR SEL: Several national surveys have revealed a growing demand for social and emotional learning. They include strong support for SEL among teachers, employers, and the general public.



    • INSIGHTS INTO TEACHER STRESS: Teacher stress is a major problem for schools in the U.S., with serious consequences for students as well as teachers. Social and emotional learning is part of a multifaceted solution to address the problem.



    • EMPLOYMENT SKILLS: The World Economic Forum identified the 10 top skills needed for success in today’s global economy. Six of them involve social and emotional learning.



    • ACCOUNTABILITY: An April 2017 report from the Learning Policy Institute showed how SEL indicators might be used for various purposes to make schools more accountable.



    • BUSINESS LEADERS VALUE SEL: A recent survey conducted for the nonprofit ReadyNation/Council for a Strong America found strong business support for key skills and behaviors related to SEL.



    • PARENTS WEIGH IN: A new national poll from Learning Heroes reveals parents are positive about their children’s academic progress and are more likely to harbor concerns about peer pressure, bullying, physical safety, and social media than about their child being on track academically.



    • SCIENTIST STATEMENT: Four main findings from the research brief published by the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development. Scientists from multiple disciplines offer an evidence-based case for integrating social, emotional, and academic development into all schools.



    • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT: The 2017 Gallup Student Poll found that engagement, an important element of SEL, is key to young people’s school success. Nearly five million students have completed the annual online poll since it began in 2009. The 24 core items measure and provide actionable data on four dimensions of student success: engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, and financial/career literacy.



    • WHAT SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WANT: The national survey of school principals documents widespread support for SEL among principals across the country. Principals also believe that to be effective in their schools, SEL requires systematic support and a variety of key resources.



    • FRAMEWORKS FOR SEL: An American Institutes for Research analysis related to social and emotional development includes 136 different frameworks. The identified frameworks come from a variety of fields, are in agreement about the importance of promoting social and emotional competence, but reflect differences in beliefs about how this can best be accomplished.



    • SEL IN THE STATES: CASEL regularly reviews and updates information about SEL activities in the states. The latest scan found impressive progress in multiple states.


    • KEY ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICE: A new consensus statement on effective practice from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (NCSEAD) outlines promising practices that schools can use to integrate social, emotional, and academic learning in PreK-12 education.

    • 7 Steps for Choosing and Using SEL Assessments

      Based on the process described in the newly released practitioner’s guidance report from the Assessment Work Group and RAND. The report accompanies the online Assessment Guide from the Assessment Work Group.