Social–Emotional Monitoring Tools in Preschool: How They Measure Up

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,5
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. determine appropriate social–emotional learning progress monitoring assessments for an early childhood setting.
  2. consider topics related to culturally adaptive assessments to inform daily practices.
  3. explore the research that exists for preschool social–emotional screening and progress monitoring assessments in preschool.


We all know that social–emotional learning is important, but how are we monitoring the development of these skills in early childhood? This literature review will examine and compare current social–emotional monitoring tools, their psychometric properties, and if they are available in multiple languages to meet the needs of diverse learners. Discover which assessments in this area are both psychometrically sound and culturally appropriate for early childhood settings.



Zoe Barnes, Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Sarah J. Conoyer, SIUE


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