Strengths Builder

Assessing Youth SEL Skills

By Staff from David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Create a baseline profile of the social and emotional skills of the youth you serve and what it looks like when these youth are demonstrating SEL in your program.

Who should participate?

To conduct youth ratings, we recommend qualifications that include being an experienced youth work professional with an MA level certification in an education or social work related discipline, or other professional staff under the supervision of such an individual.

How long will it take?

To complete all 51 items, it requires approximately 5-10 minutes of staff time per form. We recommend beginning with items for only two of the six domains, so time per complete should be much shorter.

What should I expect?

Data on youth behavior must be collected under conditions that assure protection of the youth. Use of this measure should include a data collection plan that is approved and monitored by a qualified evaluator or data collection manager.

Download the Staff Rating of Youth SEL Skills Here.

Further Reading

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Assessing Your SEL Curriculum Design

From Staff, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

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Assessing your SEL Practices

From Staff, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

Assessment

Staff Rating of Youth SEL Skills

From David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality

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