State Policy Resources

The following is a curated list of resources on social and emotional policy, selected by CASEL’s Collaborating States Initiative team. Please explore these resources to learn about a range of topics, such as how many states have developed policies and guidance for SEL, and at what grade levels, as well as how states are integrating SEL into their state ESSA plans.

Articles and Book Chapters

Dusenbury, L., Zadrazil, J., Weissberg, R. P., Goren, P., Domitrovich, C., & Mart, A. (2015). Developing a blueprint for education in social and emotonal learning, preschool through high school: The case for state learning standards. In J. Durlak, C. E. Domitrovich, R. P. Weissberg, and T. P. Gullotta (Eds.), Handbook of social and emotional learning (pp. 532-548). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
Chapter available for purchase.

Briefs and Reports

Dusenbury, L., & Weissberg, R. (2017). State efforts to promote social and emotional learning in students: a status report. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
View the report.

Gayl, C. (2017). How state planning for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) can promote student academic, social, and emotional learning: an examination of five key strategies. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
View the report.

Gordon, R., Ji, P., Mulhall, P., Shaw, B., & Weissberg, R. (2011). Social and emotional learning for illinois students: policy, practice and progress. Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
View the report.

Tools

Dusenbury, L., & Yoder, N. (2017). Key features of high-quality policies and guidelines to support social and emotional learning: Recommendations and examples for the Collaborating States Initiative (CSI). Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/
View the tool.


Web pages

CASEL State Scan Scorecard Project. (2017). Retrieved from http://www.casel.org/state-scan-scorecard-project/
View the webpage.