Spring Social Emotional Learning Survey
Each Spring in SFUSD, staff, students, and families are surveyed regarding their experiences at schools (culture and climate). This year, SEL/Culture Climate surveys will take place from April 19 - May 4.
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Surveys
In addition to school culture and climate, we also assess the Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) of students in grades 4-12. Based on compelling research, social-emotional learning is an important complement to academic preparation in helping our students succeed in college, career, and life.
Four social-emotional competencies included in the survey are: self-management, social awareness, growth mindset, and self-efficacy. These four competencies were selected based on research.
Adapted from: CORE SEL Pilot: Background Information and Research Base
Self-management refers to a student’s ability to regulate his/her emotions, thoughts, and behaviors effectively. Students with strong self-management skills arrive to class prepared, pay attention, follow directions, allow others to speak without interruption, and work independently with focus.
Social awareness is the ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Social awareness is prerequisite for interacting effectively with peers and authority figures.
Students with a fixed mindset believe that their intelligence and talents are fixed at a certain level. By contrast, those with a growth mindset believe that their abilities can be developed through effort.
Students with strong self-efficacy have confidence in their ability to succeed and to exert control over their own motivation, behavior, and environment.
Resources and Information for Families
- SEL Supports and Programs in SFUSD
- Measures of social-emotional learning on grade TK-5 report cards
- Toolkits for families can be found for each grade level in Spanish and English
- Resources for families to support social-emotional learning at home during distance learning
- Information from the California Department of Education for educators supporting students' SEL during distance learning
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