November 2013

Aligning Preschool through High School Social and Emotional Learning Standards: A Critical and Doable Next Step

Alignment of standards requires more than just addressing the developmental continuum of specific domains of children’s learning, it also requires aligning those domains — in particular, aligning social and emotional skills with content-based skills. This brief discusses the importance of social and emotional learning (SEL) for children’s early and sustained success, as well as key characteristics of high-quality SEL standards that are aligned from preschool through high school.
Author(s): Katherine M. Zinsser, Roger P. Weissberg, Linda Dusenbury Organization: Collaborative for Academic Social, and Emotional Learning
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