1.3 Examine impact of SEL efforts


  • Interview and Survey Your Community About the Path Forward (CASEL) This process, sample letters, and survey templates can be used to assess current successes and areas for additional support in your school community.
  • SEL Effort Inventory and Analysis (CASEL) This interview protocol and inventory template can be used to review both schoolwide SEL efforts and efforts used by individuals and school partners to prioritize the most impactful practices for the coming year.
  • Administer Distance Learning Surveys to Students, Families, and Staff (Panorama Education) These downloadable open source surveys can be used to elevate student voice, teacher/staff/administrator feedback, and family and community needs.
  • For Educators: Resource Mapping Strategy (Harvard Graduate School of Education) This strategy helps educators identify and analyze existing school resources and programs related to SEL, climate, and well-being to make informed decisions.
  • Focal Students: Equity in the Classroom (Webinar from the National Equity Project) This approach supports educators to learn deeply from a few students, particularly those who are not well-served by current systems, to change practices to impact a greater number of students.
  • Conducting Focus Groups (Community Toolbox) This guide contains a checklist, examples, and a summary PowerPoint presentation to prepare staff or community leaders to facilitate a focus group.
  • Criteria for an Equitable School—Equity Audit (Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium) Use this questionnaire to reflect on the climate, processes, and content that enable students and staff to perform at their highest levels.


Posted in: