Assessment Compendium

Evaluating SEL competencies: Assessment measures for preschool and elementary age students

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This compendium, published in 2010 in the United States and supported by CASEL and the University of Illinois – Chicago, provides a collection of assessment tools to evaluate the social and emotional learning (SEL) of preschool and elementary school children. The measures included in the compendium are intended to provide researchers, educators, social workers, and policy practitioners a way of evaluating the SEL skills of young children and the contexts that promote SEL skills. The compendium arranges assessment tools in three sections: Aspects of School Context, The Five SEL Core Competencies (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making), and Academic-related SEL Competencies. Each assessment measure in the compendium is thoroughly described and includes detailed information on format, length, scoring, reliability and validity, strengths and weaknesses, pricing, and references. Measures are not provided in full.

Citation: Denham, S.A., Ji, P., & Hamre, B. (2010). Compendium of preschool through elementary school social‐emotional learning and associated assessment measures. Chicago, IL: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and Social and Emotional Learning Research Group, University of Illinois at Chicago.