This report discusses best practices and barriers to successful implementation of social and emotional learning (SEL) at six case study schools in AISD. Researchers from the AISD Department of Research and Evaluation conducted focus groups and interviews with students and staff at two elementary schools, two middle schools, and two high schools to learn about what helps schools integrate SEL into the pedagogy and culture, and what hinders these efforts. A theoretical framework of AISD SEL implementation is proposed, as well as recommendations for campus and program improvement.
This report summarizes two student data digs held at Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Spring 2019. Using data from the Spring 2019 AISD Student Climate Survey, students connected their experiences to survey data and brainstormed topics and strategies for a proposed course on social and emotional learning (SEL) skill development.
Analysis of 2017-2018 AISD student data shows significant gaps in school perceptions and experiences of transgender and gender-nonconforming students relative to their peers, illustrating the need for additional policies and procedures to support AISD transgender and gender-nonconforming students.
Social and Emotional Learning: The Effects of Program Implementation and Longevity, 2011-2012 through 2016-2017
This report examines the influence of social and emotional learning (SEL) implementation and longevity on selected staff and student outcomes. Results indicate that the degree to which schools implement SEL with fidelity is more related to student and staff outcomes than years of participation in SEL.
This report describes how transgender middle and high school students at AISD feel about their school climates, as reported through the 2017 student climate survey, and how they perform at their schools.
Social and Emotional Learning Technical Report: An Analysis of the Revised School-Level Implementation Rubric and the SEL Specialists' Activity Log
This report analyzes the psychometric properties of the revised school-level SEL implementation rubric and the SEL specialists' activity log.
Principal interviews indicate that more practical professional development opportunities for teachers and more strategic support from licensed professionals would better help schools care for students with trauma-related behavioral needs.
This report summarizes an external evaluation of the School-Connect program, an SEL curriculum for 9th grade students, at three AISD high schools.
Using qualitative analyses of teachers’ open-ended responses, this report describes teachers’ perceptions of positive changes on campuses because of social and emotional learning (SEL) and recommendations for the future of SEL at AISD.
Social and Emotional Learning: The Effects of Program Implementation and Longevity, 2011-2012 through 2015-2016
This longitudinal analysis of SEL in AISD seeks to answer the following question, do program outcomes improve more because of length of time in SEL or because of program implementation?