Standards and Competencies Resources

The following is a curated list of resources selected by CASEL staff that focuses on standards and competencies for social and emotional learning.

Articles and Book Chapters

Dusenbury, L. A., Zadrazil Newman, J., Weissberg, R. P., Goren, P., Domitrovich, C. E., & Mart, A. K. (2015). The case for preschool through high school state learning standards for SEL. In J. A. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, & T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook for social and emotional learning: Research and practice (pp. 532-548). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Book chapter available for purchase.

Reports

Berg, J., Osher, D., Same, M. R., Nolan, E., Benson, D., & Jacobs, N. (2017). Identifying, defining, and measuring social and emotional competencies. Washington, DC: American Institutes for Research.
View the report.

Berman, S., Chaffee, S., Sarmiento, J. (2018). The practice base for how we learn supporting students’ social, emotional, and academic development. Washington, DC: Aspen Institute.
View the report.

Dusenbury, L., Weissberg, R. (2018). Emerging insights from states’ efforts to strengthen social and emotional learning. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
View the report.

Dusenbury, L. & Weissberg, R. P. Development and implementation of standards for social and emotional learning in the 50 states: A brief on findings from CASEL’s experience. Chicago: CASEL.
View the brief.

Dusenbury, L., Dermody, C., Weissberg, R. (2018). 2018 State Scorecard Scan. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
View the brief.

Johnson, H. & Weiner, R. (2017) This time, with feeling: Integrating social and emotional development and college- and career-readiness standards. New York: Aspen Institute.
View the report.

Zinsser, K. M., Weissberg, R. P., & Dusenbury, L. (2013). Aligning preschool through high school social and emotional learning standards: A critical and doable next step. Chicago: Chicago, IL: CASEL
View the report.


Tools

Dusenbury, L., & Yoder, N. (2017). Key features of high-quality policies and guidelines to support social and emotional learning: Recommendations and examples for the collaborating states initiative (CSI). Chicago, IL: CASEL.
View the tools.

Yoder, N., & Dusenbury, L. (2017). A process for developing and articulating learning goals or competencies for social and emotional learning. Chicago, IL: CASEL.
View the tool.


Webpages

Collaborating States Initiative. (2018). Chicago, IL: CASEL
View the webpage.

State Scan Scorecard Project. (2018). Chicago, IL: CASEL
View the webpage.