Questions from three leading assessments.
Panorama Social Emotional Learning Survey
The rating scale ranges from “almost never” to “almost always.”
Student perception assessment
Self-efficacy: How confident are you that you can learn all the material presented in your classes?
Growth mindset: In school, how possible is it for you to change your level of intelligence?
Social awareness: During the past 30 days, how carefully did you listen to other people’s points of view?
Social awareness: During the past 30 days, how well did you get along with students who are different from you?
Teacher perception assessment
Self-management: How focused is this student in your classroom?
Social awareness: During the past 30 days, how considerate was this student of classmates’ feelings?
This eight-question screener asks teachers to assess students’ social-emotional competency. The scale ranges from “never” to “very frequently.”
Over the past four weeks, how often did the child:
Accept responsibility for what she/he did? (decision-making)
Follow the advice of a trusted adult? (decision-making)
Pay attention? (self-management)
Washoe County School District’s Social and Emotional Competency Assessments
Students rate how easy or difficult something is based on a 1 (very difficult) to 4 (very easy) scale.
Self-awareness: Knowing when I am wrong about something
Self-awareness: Knowing when my mood affects how I treat others
Social-awareness: Knowing how to get help when I’m having trouble with a classmate
Self-management: Working on things even when I don’t like them
Self-management: Thinking through the steps it will take to reach my goal
LINK TO MAIN ARTICLE: SEL checkups at school
Victoria Clayton is a freelance writer in Southern California.