Social-emotional skills CAN be taught!

Fully aligned with the CASEL framework, SSIS SEL gives you the tools you need.

Students with well-developed social-emotional skills spend more time on task and more time helping others, resulting in a decrease in negative behavior and significant increases in learning opportunities and academic achievement. The key elements of these social-emotional skills are: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making. A deficit in any of these skills can lead to behavior and emotional difficulties and less involvement in academics. 

The only SEL assessments fully aligned with the CASEL framework

The Collaborative for Academic Social Emotional Learning (CASEL) released its SEL Assessment Guide, an online “interactive tool to help practitioners select and effectively use currently available assessments of students’ SEL competencies.” It provides a catalog of 23 SEL assessments, including the 4 SSIS SEL Edition assessments.

The SSIS SEL assessments listed in the guide are:

●     The SSIS SEL Edition Screening/Progress Monitoring Scales (PreK–12th grade)
●     The SSIS SEL Rating Form – Teacher (Ages 3 to 18)
●     The SSIS SEL Rating Form – Parent (Ages 3 to 18)
●     The SSIS SEL Rating Form – Student (two versions: Ages 8 to 12 and 13 to 18)
The SSIS SEL Edition is the only set of assessments fully aligned with the CASEL SEL competency framework, and the only comprehensive multi-informant (i.e., Teacher, Parent, and Student) rating forms listed in the Guide

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social and emotional development results in an average of 11% gain in grades and test scores.

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say social and emotional skills are extremely important to achieving success.

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students use to describe how they feel at school are negative. Integrating social and emotional skills learning into the curriculum improves students’ attitudes and engagement.

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believe that social and emotional skills can benefit their students, and more importantly, that they can be taught.

The importance of social-emotional health in a child’s academic development

The SSIS™ SEL Classwide Intervention Program (CIP) is a S.A.F.E. — Sequenced, Active, Focused, and Explicit — program for students, ages 4 to 14. It can also be used for small groups in Tier 2 and 3 interventions. Its skill units are visually engaging, effective, and is the only solution of its kind to also teach skills known to improve academics. It is a multi-component digitized system for use with preschool through middle school students to help consistently screen, assess and remediate key academic enabling behaviors and social-emotional skills. 
Fully aligned with the CASEL framework, the SSIS SEL edition provides evidence-based tools to assess and teach skills in each of the five SEL domains as well as the three key academic competencies established in the original Social Skills Improvement System:

1.   Self-awareness 
2.   Self-management 
3.   Social awareness 
4.   Relationship skills 
5.   Responsible decision making 
6.   Motivation to learn 
7.   Reading skills 
8.   Mathematics skills 

Learn more about the SSIS SEL

We understand the importance of students’ social-emotional health and have assembled some additional resources to help you familiarize yourself with the SSIS SEL. Please take some time to explore these, and the pre-recorded webinars at

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