SEL Research

Advancing the scientific base for social and emotional learning (SEL) through research has been the hallmark of CASEL’s work since our founding. We do that by synthesizing the research of others, conducting original research, and spotlighting recent research from our colleagues and collaborators.

 

SEL Impact

 

 

Current CASEL Research

 

 

Collaborators’ Research

 

 

Assessment Work Group

 


  • Impact of SEL

    A 2017 meta-analysis shows evidence of SEL’s long-lasting impact. A 2011 study found 11-percentile-point academic gains. Research supporting SEL comes from multiple fields. Learn more.


  • Current CASEL Research

    We are collaborating with districts, states, and researchers on multiple projects, including our popular program guides.
    Learn more.


  • Recent Research from Colleagues and Collaborators

    Columbia University found that every $1 invested in SEL programming produced an $11 return. Learn more.

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