SEL Data

1 04, 2021

4 Things to Consider When Choosing an SEL Assessment

By |2021-04-01T03:30:08+00:00April 1st, 2021|Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on 4 Things to Consider When Choosing an SEL Assessment

There’s no doubt that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs can be enhanced by data. A quality, research-based SEL assessment can help you achieve the best implementation results, streamline instruction, tailor supports to reach predefined learning goals, and effectively measure outcomes.But with so many tools available, it can be difficult to know where to begin [...]

11 03, 2021

Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

By |2021-03-11T19:05:21+00:00March 11th, 2021|DESSA, Professional Development, Program Implementation, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Consistency Creates Success: Finding Parallels in Our Approach to Academic and Social and Emotional Learning

Guest Author: Michael Ammons, School Counselor, Mossman Elementary School, TexasAs an elementary school counselor, one of my primary roles is promoting social and emotional learning (SEL) across my campus. And increasingly, this critical responsibility is taking on the utmost importance.This focus on SEL is supported by mountains of data; countless studies, journal articles, classroom observations, [...]

14 01, 2021

How Near-Peer Mentors Can Foster SEL and Improve Student Outcomes

By |2021-01-13T18:29:21+00:00January 14th, 2021|SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on How Near-Peer Mentors Can Foster SEL and Improve Student Outcomes

A simple fact: Near-peer mentors are able to connect with students in ways adults may not be able to.The best student mentors provide encouragement, guidance, and support. They are a trustworthy and listening ear, and great at forming meaningful and nurturing relationships with their mentees. They also help students learn and develop the academic, social, [...]

11 06, 2020

The Importance of Tier I SEL Screening and Supports

By |2020-09-16T20:22:03+00:00June 11th, 2020|SEL, SEL Data, Student Equity|Comments Off on The Importance of Tier I SEL Screening and Supports

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on why social and emotional learning (SEL) is so important. It provides students with safety and security. It helps students work through stress, uncertainty, trauma, and fear. It gives students an outlet to talk through problems and issues going on in their lives. And it fosters strong teacher-student [...]

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, [...]

16 01, 2020

How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

By |2020-10-12T15:55:09+00:00January 16th, 2020|DESSA, SEL, SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on How to Support Spanish-speaking Students with SEL Assessment Data

When it comes to supporting Spanish-speaking students and English-language learners (ELLs), which is more important: academic supports, or social and emotional learning (SEL)? Research shows that improving the social-emotional well-being of language learners may be just as important as academic instructional supports.SEL can help address many key concerns that may be impacting ELL students’ ability [...]

26 12, 2019

Using SEL Assessments for Continuous Improvement: Part 1 – How to Effectively Use SEL Data

By |2020-06-08T20:34:13+00:00December 26th, 2019|Program Implementation, SEL Data|Comments Off on Using SEL Assessments for Continuous Improvement: Part 1 – How to Effectively Use SEL Data

(*Coming soon: Using SEL Assessments for Continuous Improvement: Part 2 – How to Improve Your SEL Implementation) Thinking back to my very first year of teaching, there was a lot I didn’t know, but I always strove to improve. I developed techniques to keep the students on-task and learning. I brainstormed with colleagues on how [...]

28 11, 2019

Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

By |2020-01-24T16:05:54+00:00November 28th, 2019|DESSA, Industry Leadership, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on Aperture Education and COMET Make It Easy to Collect and Use SEL Data to Improve Student Outcomes

Aperture Education is excited about a new partnership with COMET that supports our social and emotional learning (SEL) data collection and data-driven decision-making for educators! COMET helps schools with data management and using data for continuous improvement. Together, we are helping schools and out-of-school organizations streamline SEL data collection and take action on the data [...]