The Spencer Foundation investigates ways in which education can be improved around the world. Through research, fellowship, and training programs, Spencer is committed to high-quality education investigations and sustaining a strong education research community. In 2013, Spencer awarded CASEL a grant to support the creation of a model SEL Dashboard that will guide implementation and district response to the social and emotional needs of students. The dashboard will contain user-focused reports so that the resulting data is meaningful and can translate into actions.
In collaboration with Washoe County School District in Nevada and complementing the recently awarded IES Practitioner-Researcher Partnership grant, the project will provide district and school leaders with timely access to research-based data in order to support effective SEL implementation. The SEL Dashboard will serve as a model for districts nationwide, enabling educators to bring SEL into the forefront of district dialogue.