Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures

From the website: "This compendium, published by the University of Illinois-Chicago and CASEL, describes the tools to assess the social and emotional learning of preschool and elementary school students (i.e., five‐ to ten‐year‐olds), along with aspects of the contexts in which they learn and their...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 797
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 01:14

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

The Ready to Assess toolkit is a suite of three resources that help school and district educators consider and select assessments on social and emotional learning (SEL). The toolkit includes the following:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 704
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:19

Strategies for Social and Emotional Learning: Preschool and Elementary Grade Student Learning Standards and Assessment

This brief, published by the National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention, provides information and strategies to implement and assess SEL in schools and districts. The purposes of the brief are to: (1) describe standards for an SEL program, (2) introduce teacher-rated...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 386
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:52

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

A growing body of evidence has shown that social and emotional strengths in children and adults lead to school and life success. This article from the New York Times summarizes some of the key studies that support this claim, and argues that schools and teachers need to promote social and emotional...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 98
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 17:51

Set for Success: Building a Strong Foundation for School Readiness Based on the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children

This document, from the Kauffman Early Education Exchange, provides an in-depth look at the research, practice, and policy in social and emotional learning that can best prepare young children and their families for school success. The document contains six fully commissioned papers that highlight...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 68
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:26

Outcomes Beyond Test Scores—What Is Social-Emotional Learning?

From the executive summary: “Social-emotional learning (SEL) involves how students think and feel about themselves, get along with others, and regulate their attention and behavior. SEL plays an important role in students’ school and life outcomes. Although SEL may be disrupted under conditions of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 268
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 23:31

Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

There is a growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, and this comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show that what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and career...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 149
Date created: 03/28/2017 - 06:26

SEL Assessment Guide

The Assessment Guide provides several resources for leaders and implementation teams in PreK-12th grade settings who are making decisions about selecting and using measures of student SEL. This includes guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL competency data, a catalog from...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 3,158
Date created: 11/29/2018 - 09:29