How Do We Measure Social and Emotional Learning?

By Maurice J. Elias
April 18, 2016

This article discusses the importance of measuring the social and emotional aspects of student learning. Right now, there is no widespread, practical way for all schools to assess children’s social-emotional skills and character development (SECD). Or is there? If one looks at student report cards, one often finds on “the other side” of the academic grades a set of comments about behavior, character, preparation, motivation, and more. In the world that our students will enter as adults, there can be no either/or of academic or social-emotional and character competencies. Students require “both/and.” Therefore, feedback about students in schools must incorporate both aspects, systematically and carefully.

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