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. 

ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) convened a panel of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate experts to discuss the opportunities and issues around ESSA allowing states to use at least one non-academic measure to monitor their schools’ performance. This resource contains a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 821
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 12:09

Federal Policy

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes new provisions in the law that support social and emotional learning (SEL). This webpage from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) provides an overview of how SEL is referenced in ESSA. This webpage also includes...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 102
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 13:05

Everything You Need to Know About ESSA: Part 2 of 3

This blog post from the Committee for Children highlights three important opportunities found in ESSA to advance social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools and states. These areas of opportunity are (1) school accountability systems, (2) grant programs, and (3) school improvement and turnaround...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 99
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 13:19

A List of Non-Cognitive Assessment Instruments

From the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, this resource lists assessment instruments on "non-cognitive skills" for college-age students. As described in the resource, non-cognitive skills promote "students’ ability to think cogently about information, manage their time, get...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 6,683
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 00:35

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: 707
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 01:14

Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth

This report, commissioned by the Raikes Foundation, identified valid, reliable, and useable school-wide assessments for social and emotional learning to help schools and districts identify tools that could be useful in determining successful SEL programs. The authors conducted an extensive review...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,293
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 01:52

Tools to Assess Social and Emotional Learning in Schools

In this Edutopia article, Professor Susanne Denham highlights five assessments related to social and emotional learning (SEL). The selected assessments were chosen based on the author's criteria on effective assessment for educational settings. This article is adapted from the author's chapter, "...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,953
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 10:02

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: 648
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:19

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