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Using SEL Data to Provide Small Group Supports

Using Social Emotional Learning Data to Guide Small Group Supports

Social emotional learning data can be a powerful tool within a tiered system of supports. Once you’ve gathered data on students’ social-emotional skills and competencies—from social awareness to growth mindset—there are several ways to take action on the results to support students.

One common method is to provide small group supports with SEL data. In the same way that your team may use academic data from a formative assessment to drive small group instruction for students in need, social emotional learning data can guide small group learning experiences around a specific topic, skill, or competency.

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Using SEL Data to Support Individual Students

A 4-Step Protocol for Using Social Emotional Learning Data to Support Individual Students

Collecting and analyzing social emotional learning data at the classroom, school, and district levels is a standard practice for understanding how a student body as a whole is doing socially and emotionally. Many schools and districts use aggregate-level SEL data to inform school- and district-wide supports.

In a tiered system of supports, however, looking at SEL data at the individual student level is just as important. Student-level SEL data can help you fill in the gaps and understand the full story of why a student is struggling so you can implement smarter Tier 2 and 3 interventions beyond the universal supports already in place.

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