The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) emphasizes evidence-based interventions while providing new flexibilities to states and districts with regard to the use of federal funds, including funds that could be used to support social and emotional learning (SEL). This report provides guidance for educational leaders on how to assess local needs relative to SEL and how to identify appropriate evidence-based interventions to address those local needs. This report is a companion to Social and Emotional Learning Interventions Under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence Review, which assessed evidence on SEL interventions against ESSA evidence tiers.
Wrabel, S. L., Hamilton, L. S., Whitaker, A. A., & Grant, S. (2018). Investing in evidence-based social and emotional learning: Companion guide to social and emotional learning interventions under the Every Student Succeeds Act: Evidence review. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation. http://broadcaster.rand.org/t?r=2&c=10949&l=12787&ctl=1EBF2:182B7C285E6E08355B6DEA2EBD5F0D99&