Resources: Reports

The following is a curated list of recommended reports selected by CASEL staff. These resources cover a range of topics to better understand SEL.

Albright, M. I., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). School-family partnership strategies to enhance children’s social, emotional, and academic growth. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.
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American Institutes for Research (2015). CASEL/NoVo Collaborating Districts Initiative: 2014 cross-district outcome evaluation report. Washington DC: Author.
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The Aspen Education & Society Program and the Council of Chief State School Officers (2016). Advancing equity through ESSA: Strategies for state leaders. Washington, DC: Authors.
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Augustine, C. H., McCombs, J. S., Pane, J. F., Schwartz, H. L., Schweig, A. M., & Siler-Evans, K. (2016). Learning from summer: Effects of voluntary summer learning programs on low-income urban youth. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.
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Belfield, C., Bowden, B., Klapp, A., Levin, H., Shand, R., & Zander, S. (2015). The economic value of social and emotional learning. New York: Center for Benefit-Cost Studies in Education.
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Bierman, K.L., Morris, P.A., Abenavoli, R.M. (2017). Parent engagement practices improve outcomes for preschool children. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University
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Bierman, K.L., Greenberg, M.T., Abenavoli, R. (2016). Promoting social and emotional learning in preschool: Programs and practices that work. Edna Bennet Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.
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Bouffard, S. (2018). Social and emotional learning and cultural competence in teaching education: Where are we and where do we need to go? Sunnyvale, CA: Center for Reaching & Teaching the Whole Child. Retrieved from http://crtwc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/TE-Survey-Report-1-16-18.pdf
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Bridgeland, J., Bruce, M., & Hariharan, A. (2013). The missing piece: A national teacher survey on how social and emotional learning can empower children and transform schools. Washington, DC: Civic Enterprises.
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CASEL (2017). Key insights from the collaborating districts initiative. Chicago: Author.
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Denham, S., Ji, P., & Hamre, B. (2010). Compendium of preschool through elementary school social-emotional learning and associated assessment measures. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/PDF-14-compendium-of-preschool-through-elementary-school-social-emotional-learning-and-associated-assessment-measures.pdf
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DePaoli, J. L., Atwell, M., & Bridgeland, J. (2017). Ready to lead: A national principal survey on how social and emotional learning can prepare children and transform schools. Washington DC: Civic Enterprises and Hart Research Associates for CASEL.
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Domitrovich, C.E., Syvertsen, A. K. & Calin, S. S. (2017). Promoting social and emotional learning in the middle and high school years. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.
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Dusenbury, L., & Weissberg, R. P. (2017). Social emotional learning in elementary school: preparation for success. Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University.
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Dusenbury, L., & Weissberg, R. (2017). State efforts to promote social and emotional learning in students: a status report. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
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Fredericks, L., Weissberg, R.P., Resnik, H., Patrikakou, E., & O’Brien, M.U. (2005) Schools, families, and social and emotional learning: Ideas and tools for working with parents and families. Chicago and Philadelphia: CASEL and Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Student Success.
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Gabrieli, C., Ansel, D., & Krachman, S. B. (2015). Ready to be counted: The research case for education policy action on non-cognitive skills. Boston: Transforming Education.
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Gayl, C. (2017). How state planning for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can promote student academic, social, and emotional learning: an examination of five key strategies. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
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Gordon, R., Ji, P., Mulhall, P., Shaw, B., & Weissberg, R. (2011). Social and emotional learning for illinois students: policy, practice and progress. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
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Grant, S., Hamilton, L. S., Wrabel, S. L., Gomez, C. J., Whitaker, A., Leschitz, J. T., Unlu, F., Chavez-Herrerias, E. R., Baker, G., Barrett, M., Harris, M., & Ramos, A. (2017). Social and emotional learning interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. Retrieved from: https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2133.html
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Haggerty, K., Elgin, J. & Woolley, A. (2011) Social–emotional learning assessment measures for middle school youth. Retrieved from http://www.search-institute.org/sites/default/files/a/DAP-Raikes-Foundation-Review.pdf
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Hamedani, M. G., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2014). Social emotional learning in high school: How three urban high schools engage, educate, and empower youth. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE).
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Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership, University of Illinois Extension, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), & Illinois State Board of Education. (2009). Raising caring, confident, capable children: What parents and caregivers need to know about social and emotional learning (SEL) and why it deserves your support in school and at home. Chicago, Springfield, IL: Authors.
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McLaughlin, M. W. (2000). Community counts: How youth organizations matter for youth development. Washington, DC: Public Education Network.
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Melnick, H., Cook-Harvey, C.M., & Darling-Hammond, L. (2017). Encouraging social and emotional learning in the context of new accountability. Retrieved from https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/encouraging-social-emotional-learning-new-accountability-brief
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Moroney, D., & McGarrah, M. (2015). Ready to assess. Retrieved from: http://www.air.org/resource/are-you-ready-assess-social-and-emotional-development
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National Council of State Legislators (2017). Social and emotional learning. Washington, DC: Author.
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Payton, J. W., Weissberg, R. P., Durlak, J.A., Dymnicki, A.B., Taylor, R.D., Schellinger, K.B., & Pachan, M. (2008). The positive impact of social and emotional learning for kindergarten to eighth-grade students: Findings from three scientific reviews. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
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Schonert-Reichl, K. A., Kitil, M. J., & Hanson-Peterson, J. (2017). To reach the students, teach the teachers: A national scan of teacher preparation and social and emotional learning. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia.
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Smith, C., McGovern, G., Peck., S.C., Larson, R., Hillaker, B., & Roy, L. (2016). Preparing youth to thrive: Methodology and findings from the social and emotional learning challenge. Washington, D.C.: Forum for Youth Investment.
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Soland, J., Hamilton, L. S., & Stecher, B. M. (2013). Measuring 21st century competencies guidance for educators. Retrieved from https://asiasociety.org/files/gcen-measuring21cskills.pdf
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Vander Ark, C., & Schneider, T. (2014). Assessing deeper learning: A survey of performance assessment and mastery-tracking tool. Retrieved from http://www.gettingsmart.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/FINAL-Assessing-Deeper-Learning.pdf
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Yoder, N. (2014). Teaching the whole child: Instructional practices that support social and emotional learning in three teacher evaluation frameworks. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research Center on Great Teachers & Leaders.
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