This brief calls for an alignment of birth to preschool and K-12 state standards for social and emotional learning. It presents overviews of SEL competencies and state standards and includes examples of aligned SEL standards in two states, Illinois and Pennsylvania, that have been leaders for the field. The brief concludes with recommendations for aligning SEL and academic standards and guidelines for the development of state standards for SEL generally.
APA Citation: 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: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning.