Social-emotional skills CAN be taught - and improved!

Everyone wins when students’ negative behavior decreases and their learning opportunities and academic achievement increase. However a deficit in any of the five key social-emotional skills ― self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision making ― can lead to behavior and emotional difficulties, as well as less involvement in academics.

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.

SSIS SEL gives you the tools you need to help students succeed.

Fully aligned with the CASEL framework, the SSIS SEL edition is a comprehensive social and emotional skills learning (SEL) solution that 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. It provides universal intervention for students ages 4 through 14 years, and can also be used for small groups in Tier 2 and 3 interventions.

SEL Domains
  1. Self-awareness
  2. Self-management
  3. Social awareness
  4. Relationship skills
  5. Responsible decision making
Key Academic Competencies 
  1. Motivation to learn
  2. Reading skills
  3. Mathematics skills
The SSIS SEL covers the entire assessment cycle:
  • Screen
  • Assess
  • Intervene
  • Monitor
  • Outcome evaluation
Each unit features six instructional phases:
  • Tell
  • Show
  • Do
  • Practice
  • Monitor
  • Generalize

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