Research

17 09, 2020

Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

By |2020-09-30T20:46:11+00:00September 17th, 2020|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Lessons/Activities|Comments Off on Is Your SEL Assessment Scientifically Peer-Reviewed? It Should Be.

We all know the saying, “two heads are better than one.” But when it comes to research, many heads are better than just one or two.Peer review is an important part of the research process because it helps motivate researchers to conduct high-quality studies. It also improves research and promotes high research standards and originality. [...]

5 06, 2020

“Evidence-Based” vs. “Research-Based”: Understanding the Differences

By |2020-07-07T02:55:48+00:00June 5th, 2020|Research, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on “Evidence-Based” vs. “Research-Based”: Understanding the Differences

Often, when reviewing resources, programs, or assessments, we might come across terms like “evidence-based” or “research-based.” These terms each tell us something about the resources that they describe and the evidence supporting them. Understanding each term’s meaning can help us make informed decisions when selecting and implementing resources.So what do these terms mean, exactly? Typically, [...]

13 02, 2020

How to Secure Funding for Your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

By |2020-02-11T17:54:49+00:00February 13th, 2020|Funding, Research|Comments Off on How to Secure Funding for Your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Program

How to Secure Funding for Your SEL Program A top challenge many schools face when implementing a social and emotional learning (SEL) program is finding adequate, long-term funding. Staff planning time and training, quality SEL curriculum and assessments, and implementation consultants are all important components of any successful SEL program, but they do require [...]

6 02, 2020

6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

By |2020-03-17T03:23:37+00:00February 6th, 2020|College and Career Readiness, Research, SEL|Comments Off on 6 Ways SEL Boosts College and Career Readiness

Spring is almost here, and soon students will be taking college entrance exams and planning for life after high school. Research shows most schools are not doing enough to help students succeed after high school. Students often struggle with post-secondary coursework, and many lack the social and emotional skills needed to thrive in higher education [...]

23 01, 2020

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

By |2020-03-16T14:12:32+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Research, SEL in Special Education|Comments Off on Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs

Best Practices for Writing SEL Goals for IEPs  It’s no secret that students with disabilities can struggle socially and have difficulty managing their emotions. Sometimes these deficits can impact their ability to learn and thrive in the classroom and beyond. Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) are used to support students with special needs. They outline [...]

15 08, 2019

3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

By |2019-08-13T15:29:58+00:00August 15th, 2019|Industry Leadership, Research, SEL, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Improve School Safety

Many forms of violence occur in schools every day — school shootings, bullying, gang violence, and fights are all too common. A number of factors contribute to these violent acts, including mental health issues, dysfunctional environments at home or in the community, bullying, or lack of strong social and emotional skills. Our children deserve [...]

18 04, 2019

SEL Assessments vs SEL Surveys: Why Research Matters

By |2020-09-17T18:16:09+00:00April 18th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, Research, SEL|Comments Off on SEL Assessments vs SEL Surveys: Why Research Matters

Actionable social-emotional data is an important part of any SEL (social and emotional learning) program. Quality, research-based SEL assessments can help you achieve the best implementation results and can help educators streamline instruction, tailor supports to achieve predefined learning goals, and effectively measure outcomes. But not all SEL assessments are created equal. When selecting an [...]

14 02, 2019

4 Tips for Considering Rater Bias When Selecting an SEL Assessment

By |2019-02-26T19:27:14+00:00February 14th, 2019|DESSA, Research, SEL|Comments Off on 4 Tips for Considering Rater Bias When Selecting an SEL Assessment

“Rater bias” is present when a significant amount of variation in an assessment’s scores can be attributed to factors related to the person completing the assessment, rather than factors related to the skills being assessed. For example, consider a teacher-completed assessment of students’ SEL skills. If all male teachers tend to rate students as exhibiting [...]