• Report/Issue Brief

    Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth (2011)

    This report, from the Raikes Foundation, reviews the existing assessment tools used to measure social and emotional well-being of middle school youth.


    Haggerty, K., Elgin, J., & Woolley, A. (2011). Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth. Seattle: Social Development Research Group, University of Washington.



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    Social and Emotional Learning for Illinois Students: Policy, Practice and Progress – How Illinois SEL Standards Came to Be and What the State Has Learned Through Putting Them into Practice (2011)

    This report, published by the Institute of Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, provides background and updates on the implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) statewide in Illinois, including the implementation of the nation’s first comprehensive K-12 standards and benchmarks for SEL.


    Gordon, R., Ji, P. Mulhall, P., Shaw, B., & Weissberg, R.P. (2011). Social and emotional learning for Illinois students: Policy, practice and progress. In: The Illinois Report: 2011. Urbana, IL: Institute for Government and Public Affairs.



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    Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment (2011)

    This brief, published by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, provides information and strategies to implement and assess social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools and districts.


    Kendziora, K., Weissberg, R. P., Ji, P., & Dusenbury, L. A. (2011). Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment. Newton, MA: National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, Education Development Center, Inc.



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    Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (2010)

    This CASEL brief outlines similarities and differences between social and emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS).


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (2010). Social and Emotional Learning and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.



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    Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards (2005)

    This CASEL brief, adapted from the Illinois edition (2005) of Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-Based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Programs (CASEL, 2003), presents the complete Illinois standards and benchmarks for comprehensive K-12 social and emotional learning.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning. (2005). Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards. Chicago: Author.


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    Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning (2003)

    This issue brief provides an overview of both social and emotional learning (SEL) and service-learning as tools to improve the lives and academic performance of students.  It describes how the two practices are interrelated and the research evidence that supports the expanded use of both practices in the classroom.


    Fredericks, L. (2003). Making the Case for Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning. Chicago, Philadelphia, and Denver: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning; Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory for Students Success; Education Commission of the States. 



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    Key Insights from the Collaborating Districts Initiative (March 2017)

    This report on CASEL's Collaborating Districts Initiative presents key insights from this multiyear effort in 10 large school districts to help integrate social and emotional learning across all aspects of their work.


    Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). (2017). Key Insights from the Collaborating Districts Initiative. Chicago: Author.



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    How State Planning for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Can Promote Students Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: An Examination of Five Key Strategies (April 2017)

    This brief suggests five ways that policymakers can integrate SEL approaches into their efforts and identifies strategies that have been proposed in several Consolidated State Plans for ESSA funding. These examples are instructive for states as they work to finalize their plans for submission to the U.S. Department of Education.


    Gayl, C. L. (2017) How State Planning for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Can Promote Students Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning: An Examination of Five Key Strategies. Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).



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    Social Emotional Learning in Elementary Schools: Preparation for Success (2017)

    This issue brief, created by The Pennsylvania State University with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is one of a series of briefs that address the need for research, practice, and policy on social and emotional learning (SEL). It focuses on basic principles and strategies for effective implementation of SEL in elementary schools.


    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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    Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out Looking Inside and Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers (Elementary School Focus) (2017)

    This in-depth guide to 25 evidence-based programs—aimed at elementary schools and out-of-school-time providers—offers information about curricular content and programmatic features that practitioners can use to make informed choices about their SEL programs. The guide allows practitioners to compare curricula and methods across top SEL programs. It also explains how programs can be adapted from schools to out-of-school-time settings, such as after-school and summer programs.


    Jones, S., Brush, K., Bailey, R., Brion-Meisels, G., McIntyre, J., Kahn, J., Nelson, B., & Stickle, L. (2017) Navigating Social and Emotional Learning from the Inside Out Looking Inside and Across 25 Leading SEL Programs: A Practical Resource for Schools and OST Providers (Elementary School Focus). New York: Wallace Foundation.