Initiative Description: Meta‐analysis of 213 school‐based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) programs involving 270,034 kindergartens through high school students.
Study Results: SEL programs yielded significant positive effects on targeted social-emotional competencies and attitudes about self, others, and school, and enhanced students’ behavioral adjustment in the form of increased prosocial behaviors and reduced conduct and internalizing problems, and improved academic performance on achievement tests and grades
Reference: Durlak, J. A. (2011). The impact of enhancing students’ social and emotional learning: A meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions. Child Development,82(1), 405-432. doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8624.2010.01564.x
Level of Evidence: Good