Evaluation of Program Quality and Social and Emotional Learning in American Youth Circus Organization Social Circus Programs

This report exemplifies use of the suite of SEL measures and benchmarks in the American Youth Circus Organizations network.

Citation: Smith, C., Roy, L., Peck, S., & Macleod, C. (2017). Evaluation of program quality and social and emotional learning in American Youth Circus Organization social circus programs. Retrieved January 2018 from American Youth Circus Organization website: http://www.americancircuseducators.org/sel/.

Preparing youth to thrive: Methodology and findings from the social and emotional learning challenge

This technical report describes methodology and findings for (1) best-practice SEL standards, (2) validation of a suite of SEL performance measures for use in QIS, and (3) performance benchmarks for out-of-school time programs focused on building SEL skills with vulnerable children/youth.

Citation: Smith, C., McGovern, G., Peck., S.C., Larson, R., Hillaker, B., Roy, L. (2016). Preparing Youth to Thrive: Methodology and Findings from the Social and Emotional Learning Challenge. Forum for Youth Investment, Washington, D.C.

Preparing youth to thrive: Promising practices in social and emotional learning

The guidebook describes SEL standards and organizational and curriculum features for a set of eight exemplary SEL programs.
Citation: Charles Smith et al., Preparing Youth to Thrive: Promising Practices for Social and Emotional Learning (Washington, DC: Forum for Youth Investment, 2016).