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. 


While most social–emotional skills intervention systems address basic social competencies, the SSIS SEL Edition provides educators and other users with a comprehensive social–emotional skills learning solution. Fully aligned with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework, the SSIS SEL Edition provides evidence-based tools to assess and teach skills in each of the five SEL competencies.

1. Self-Awareness
2. Self-Management
3. Social Awareness
4. Relationship Skills
5. Responsible Decision Making

Voted #1 by peer review―the only SEL assessments fully aligned with the CASEL framework

On November 5, 2018, 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 developed by Pearson co-authors Stephen Elliott and Frank Gresham.

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

of supporting students'

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

of employers

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.

of educators

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

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.


Visit PearsonClinical.com/SSISSEL to learn more.