About the CASEL Guide

Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs

The CASEL Guide provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of classroom-based social and emotional learning programs and applies this framework to rate and identify well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. The Guide also shares best-practice guidelines for district and school teams on how to select and implement SEL programs. Finally, it offers recommendations for future priorities to advance SEL research, practice and policy. 

We are extremely grateful to NoVo Foundation and the 1440 Foundation for their generous support of this effort. We also express our sincere appreciation to our Board of Directors and the team of colleagues at CASEL and the University of Illinois at Chicago Social and Emotional Learning Research Group who produced this guide. We provide more detailed acknowledgements and an executive summary in our PDF of the full preschool and elementary school edition.

Click here to view a webinar presented by CASEL Senior Research Scientist Linda Dusenbury on how to use the CASEL Guide.