Assess What Students Are Learning in the Second Step Program

Now it’s easier than ever to administer and score assessments before and after Second Step implementation

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Early Learning–Grade 8

Panorama Education’s social-emotional learning measurement platform aligns with the Second Step Program for PreK–Grade 8. Panorama’s Teacher Perception of Students’ SEL surveys can be used for PreK–Grade 8, and the Student Perception of SEL self-reports are available for Grades 3–8. Panorama helps educators collect, analyze, and act on data about social-emotional learning, school climate, and more. Using Panorama’s customizable reporting, educators can analyze their data by subgroups—such as race or ethnicity, gender, and Title I status—and they can explore data at the individual, class, grade, school, and district levels.

Panorama for Social-Emotional Learning

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Early Learning

Devereux Center for Resilient Children develops a variety of strength-based assessments and strategy resources. Using its DECA Preschool Program in conjunction with our Second Step Program is a highly effective way to assess, build, and strengthen social-emotional skills, protective factors, and resilience in children ages three through five.

Early Learning Second Step Evaluation Guide (PDF)

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Aperture, a trusted provider of performance assessment measures since 1955, provides an online version of the well-known Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), which has been customized for the Second Step K–5 Program. It’s known as the DESSA-SSE (Second Step Edition). Now educators can score and track changes in social-emotional competencies quickly and easily. Results can be accessed on demand from anywhere.

K–5 Second Step Evaluation Guide (PDF)

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Middle School

Pride Surveys, founded in 1982, has a strong track record of measuring behavior that can affect student learning, such as drug and alcohol use, as well as family issues and school climate. In keeping with that tradition, Pride has created the Social, Emotional, and Bullying Behavior Survey (SEBBS) for middle school use. With the SEBBS, educators can assess their students' pre- and post-test knowledge and measure outcomes gained from the Second Step Program.

Middle School Second Step Evaluation Guide (2017 Edition) (PDF)

Middle School Second Step Evaluation Guide (2008 Edition) (PDF)

Additional Student Assessment Options

Additional student assessment options are available to you if you have registered your Second Step kit online. To access these materials, log in to your Second Step account, choose the applicable program from your My Dashboard page, and then follow these additional instructions for finding the student assessment page:

For K–5 Teachers:

Go to the Student Assessment page under Downloads.

For K–5 Program Coordinators:

Go to the Student Assessment page in the Evaluation Guide.