SEL Data

23 08, 2018

3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

By |2019-01-28T19:33:03+00:00August 23rd, 2018|SEL Data, SEL Integration, Student Equity|Comments Off on 3 Ways SEL Can Support Trauma-Informed Practices

Traumatic events — mass shootings, environmental disasters, reports of neglect and abuse — constantly make top news headlines these days. Many students across our nation are affected by trauma every day. This trauma can have deep and lasting impacts on students’ core beliefs about others, their environment, and themselves. Now more than ever, schools must [...]

7 05, 2018

Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

By |2019-01-28T19:41:59+00:00May 7th, 2018|Research, SEL Data, SEL Integration|Comments Off on Integrating and Measuring Social Emotional Learning Programs

Our friends at Kickboard recently posted, “How to Integrate & Measure Social Emotional Learning Programs.” Nova Biro, SEL Consultant at Kickboard, writes about the critical impact social emotional learning has for our youth and how these skills are increasingly being implemented in schools across the country. However, Nova poses the question, “How do schools know [...]

15 02, 2018

Take Action! Use SEL Data to Create Tailored Interventions

By |2019-01-29T20:18:20+00:00February 15th, 2018|MTSS/PBIS, SEL Data|Comments Off on Take Action! Use SEL Data to Create Tailored Interventions

We all know the saying: What’s assessed gets addressed. Social and emotional learning (SEL) data gives educators critical insight into why a student is struggling — information that traditional measures alone, such as attendance and behavior incidents, don’t provide. Take action on your SEL data by using it to identify students who need additional supports, [...]

4 01, 2018

SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

By |2019-01-29T20:20:53+00:00January 4th, 2018|DESSA, Research, SEL, SEL Data|Comments Off on SEL Assessments vs Surveys: What You Need to Know

As Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) continues to grow in prominence, more and more states and districts are adopting SEL standards. Just as with academics, SEL standards ensure accountability and help educators plan, implement, and assess student learning. For this reason, schools need access to well-researched, evidence-based assessments that align to SEL best practices and [...]

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 [...]

21 09, 2017

Don’t Wait for Next Year ― Start Collecting SEL Data Now!

By |2019-01-29T20:32:17+00:00September 21st, 2017|DESSA, SEL Data|Comments Off on Don’t Wait for Next Year ― Start Collecting SEL Data Now!

The days are starting to get cooler, and teachers and students are settling into the swing of the school year. Educators have established classroom routines and are forging ahead through their lesson plans. As you plan for the year ahead, don’t forget to incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) to actively promote students’ social and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]