Expand Social-Emotional Learning Assessments to See the Whole Social-Emotional Child

This session is from the NASP 2022 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. an understanding on the importance of screening both desired SEL skills and undesired emotional behavior concerns
  2. exposure to one set of measures that facilitates this goal.
  3. knowledge regarding considerations for selecting technically sound and fair assessments.
  4. knowledge on how to use a multi-informant approach to screen for SEL skills and emotional behavior concerns.


To effectively implement social-emotional learning (SEL) programs, schools need expanded assessments that measure the whole range of social-emotional functioning including SEL strengths and emotional behavior concerns. This symposium will describe the importance of screening all children annually for both desired SEL skills and undesired emotional behavior concerns, introduce a set of measures designed to facilitate this goal, and illustrate with case examples how a comprehensive, multi-informant SEL and emotional behavior concern screening can be implemented.



Kristy Brann, Miami University
Christopher J. Anthony, University of Florida
Stephen N. Elliott, Arizona State University
Nikki L. Bishop-Kallmeyer, Cincinnati Country Day School
Lauren Hartger, St. Ignatius School District


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