1 Schools and districts are investing significantly in SEL programs because research shows that social-emotional
competencies, such as critical thinking and problem-solving, contribute to academic and career success. However,
defining and measuring SEL has not yet been standardized. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
(CASEL) is currently leading a multidisciplinary working group to better understand which SEL measures are scientifically
sound and most important to practitioners. To learn more or get involved, visit:
CASEL Assessment Work Group.
2 Durlak, J. A., Weissberg, R. P., Dymnicki, A. B., Taylor, R. D., & Schellinger, K. (2011). “The impact of
enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions.”
Child Development, 82, 405–432.