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

This brief provides information and strategies to implement and assess SEL in schools and districts. Its purpose is to (1) describe SEL student learning standards, (2) introduce a set of universal teacher-rated assessment tools that can be used to measure SEL with preschool through elementary-school children, (3) provide guidance on implementing and assessing SEL in school settings, and (4) explain how to effectively use SEL assessment tools to monitor students’ progress toward achieving social and emotional development goals.

APA citation: 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.