Research

7 12, 2017

Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? The DESSA System Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

By |2019-01-29T20:24:15+00:00December 7th, 2017|DESSA, Research, SEL Data|Comments Off on Looking for a Social and Emotional Assessment? The DESSA System Aligns with Many Popular SEL Programs!

Improve Your SEL Program with Actionable, Evidence-Based Data Assessments are integral to any social and emotional learning (SEL) program. Data is a powerful tool to help educators identify students’ needs and, through progress monitoring, strengthen the quality of instruction. Assessments also can be used to help school or program leadership evaluate the effectiveness and ROI [...]

31 08, 2017

Defining Your SEL Metrics

By |2019-01-29T20:33:12+00:00August 31st, 2017|Research, SEL Data|Comments Off on Defining Your SEL Metrics

A new school year is here, and you are sold on the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) in improving student engagement and academic success. As the year kicks off, you are likely busy getting your SEL program up and running, training educators on how to teach SEL, and establishing school-wide SEL practices and [...]

22 06, 2017

The Missing Piece: A History of SEL in Schools

By |2019-01-29T20:36:46+00:00June 22nd, 2017|Research|Comments Off on The Missing Piece: A History of SEL in Schools

Author W.B. Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.” The goal of any school system is not to merely fill students’ minds with figures and facts but to help students to become thinkers and doers. We can do this by developing skills that will help [...]

25 05, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Optimistic Thinking and its Lifelong Effects

By |2019-01-29T20:37:54+00:00May 25th, 2017|Research, SEL Integration|Comments Off on How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Optimistic Thinking and its Lifelong Effects

In this Mini-Series, we'll take you through three different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. There are two choices you can make that directly impact what happens to you. Optimism or Pessimism. Optimists [...]

4 05, 2017

Think You Can’t Measure Social and Emotional Learning? Think Again

By |2019-01-29T20:39:20+00:00May 4th, 2017|DESSA, Research, SEL Data|Comments Off on Think You Can’t Measure Social and Emotional Learning? Think Again

Educators need a social and emotional assessment tool that delivers accurate results. There are a number of measures available to educators, but few are as immersed in research as the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA). The DESSA has been standardized and norm-referenced, and the strong reliability and validity of the measure demonstrate that it is [...]

27 04, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Restorative Justice

By |2019-01-29T20:39:35+00:00April 27th, 2017|Research, SEL Integration|Comments Off on How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – Restorative Justice

In this Mini-Series, we'll take you through three different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. In the second of our 3-part series, we invited a colleague and expert in restorative practices to provide some [...]

13 04, 2017

How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – The Great 8 Skills

By |2019-01-29T20:40:05+00:00April 13th, 2017|Research, SEL Integration|Comments Off on How to Stop Students from Committing Severe Incidents Before They Happen – The Great 8 Skills

In this Mini-Series, we'll take you through three different studies about social and emotional learning. Each case will provide valuable insight into the importance of assessing and bolstering social and emotional skills in children of all ages. In the first of our 3-part series, we'll talk about how one district in Texas developed a quick approach [...]

6 04, 2017

Measuring Effectiveness Through Program Evaluation

By |2019-01-29T20:40:18+00:00April 6th, 2017|DESSA, Research, SEL Data|Comments Off on Measuring Effectiveness Through Program Evaluation

Do know if your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum is effective? How do you determine if it is helping students build the necessary skills to become successful? Fortunately, program evaluation is a helpful practice that provides answers to these questions. Let’s take a look at how a program evaluation can work using the DESSA. [...]