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 describes campus effects of AISD's SEL program from the year prior to SEL implementation (i.e., 2010-2011 when available) through 2014-2015. Analyses also examine which SEL outcome measures were related to SEL implementation ratings.
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.
Facing History and Ourselves: An analysis of Facing History and Ourselves curriculum in the Austin Independent School District (AISD)
This report compares students' responses to items from the Student Climate Survey who participated in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum to similar students' responses to these items who did not participate in Facing History and Ourselves curriculum.
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.
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?
In Spring 2018, the Families as Partners program hosted two camps where parents participated in social-emotional learning and developed their capabilities, connections, cognition, and confidence.
2013-2014 Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Update: Analysis of the Tri-Level Program Implementation Rubric
AISD Social Emotional Learning (SEL) coaches rated schools on the degree to which they implemented 10 domains believed to best exemplify program goals. This study examines the validity and reliability of the implementation rubric they used.
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.
This report summarizes an external evaluation of the School-Connect program, an SEL curriculum for 9th grade students, at three AISD high schools.