A Data-Informed Approach to Social-Emotional Learning: Policy Recommendations for State and Local Leaders

This policy brief, published by Transforming Education, explains the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) and lists policies to actively assess SEL competencies in schools. Policy recommendations include gathering input of SEL in classrooms and schools, measuring students’ knowledge and demonstrations of SEL competencies, and using data to inform practices, initiatives, and opportunities. For each state and local recommendation, examples are provided from the Oregon Department of Education, NewSchools Venture Fund, and CORE districts.

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