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 AISD Bowie High School students' experiences with the first social and emotional learning (SEL) student data dig in 2018.
This report summarizes data gathered from pre- and post-intervention surveys conducted with parents/guardians and teachers of AISD students who were offered free grief support counseling services during 2017-2018 through a grant funded by The Christi Center.
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 as part of the school's broader effort to support student wellness and achievement.
Summary of the American Institutes for Research's (AIR) Report on Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in the Austin Independent School District (AISD), 2014
This report summarizes the analyses described in AIR's year 3 report for the Collaborating Districts Initiative (CDI) evaluation of AISD's SEL program. Recommendations are also included.
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.
Staff Perceptions of Social and Emotional Learning Skills in the Austin Independent School District, 2017-2018
This report uses data gathered from the Employee Coordinated Survey to analyze staff members’ perceptions of SEL implementation at their school and of their own SEL skills.
Students in middle and high school as well as elementary school students from model SEL schools (online participants only) were asked 20 questions that assessed their SEL skills. These skills relate to the following SEL competencies: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision making.
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.
Social Emotional Learning Technical Report Research Brief: An Analysis of Student Level Outcomes, 2010-2011 Through 2016-2017
This report analyzes the influence of SEL on student-level outcomes since the implementation of SEL in AISD in 2010-2011.