Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools

Assessment Tools



Culture and Climate Assessment Data Review Process (DSACS)

Summary:  This is a video which shows the data review process used with the Developing Safe and Civil Schools Project.

Source:  Donna Snyder, DSACS Project, Rutgers University

Category:  School Culture and Climate, Assessment Tools



Resources for Measuring Social and Emotional Learning

Summary:  While most assessments given to young people still focus exclusively on academic achievement, social and emotional learning (SEL) skills have been shown to have profound impacts on future success, including academic achievement, career success, and mental health. To ensure that young people are developing these important skills, reliable and valid assessment tools are necessary to measure and monitor the success of SEL programs over time. This issue brief provides an overview of recent report and compendiums of different dimensions and ways to measure social and emotional learning.

Source: Elizabeth Hagen, M.A., University of Minnesota Extension

Categories: SEL Basics, SEL Assessment, SEL 101 Course Resources



Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers

Summary: Few measures of teachers’ classroom ability inspire as much optimism among researchers—and as much unease among educators—as surveys of students. Now, commercial providers, nonprofit organizations, and foundations are working to expand and refine the scope of such surveys in an effort to improve their usefulness to schools and teachers.

Source: Sean Cavanaugh, Education Week, Published Online, August 26, 2014

Categories: Student Voice, Assessment Tools



Do Americans Still Believe in the Public Schools?

Summary:  This info-graphic shares results from a PDK/Gallup Poll and an NBC/Wall Street Journal Survey asking about attitudes toward the public schools.

Source:  by Roger Riddell, Education DIVE, August 28, 2014

Categories:  Assessment Tools, Standardized Testing, Student Achievement



ASCD Needs Assessment & School Improvement Tool

Summary:  ASCD has unveiled the free, online ASCD School Improvement Tool, which is based on a whole child approach to education.

Source:  ASCD

Categories:  Assessment Tools