Leveraging Teacher Buy-In to Implement School-Wide SEB Screening

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. establish a common understanding of the importance of social-emotional screening and learning to facilitate buy-in from key stakeholders.
  2. implement universal social-emotional screening.
  3. implement best practices for forming multidisciplinary data teams.
  4. identify strategies to increase the use of evidence-based social-emotional learning strategies by classroom teachers.
  5. identify strategies to increase the use of and competency in data-based decision making amongst school staff.


Universal social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening is a critical tool for effectively supporting students through data-based decision making. Using the experiences of one school district in the northeastern United States as a case study, we will discuss strategies to address common challenges and barriers to engaging in universal SEB screening, with a focus on how to facilitate buy-in from key school and district-level stakeholders and how to make screening data actionable for educators.



Matthew R. DuBois, Public Schools of Brookline
Robert A. Antonelli, MS, Northeastern University


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