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Title: SEL Question Digital Platform to Modernize and Advance Assessment of Student Social Emotional Competences
Center: NCER Year: 2021
Principal Investigator: Kharitonova, Maria Awardee: xSEL Labs
Program: Small Business Innovation Research      [Program Details]
Award Period: 8 months (05/01/2021 – 01/02/2022) Award Amount: $200,000
Type: Phase I Development Award Number: 91990021C0028

In this project, the research team will develop a new prototype component of a platform that manages assessment of social emotional competencies of students from Kindergarten to grade 12. The prototype will include an educator portal with a digital social and emotional learning (SEL) instrument library, a component to administer digital assessments, and a reporting dashboard that presents results for individual and groups of students. The prototype will also include a student portal, where students engage with a range SEL activities and assessments. At the end of Phase I, in a pilot study with 48 educators (four per grade) and 1300 children, the researchers will examine whether the teacher and student portal prototypes function as intended, the feasibility of educators integrated the SEL assessments into practice and if they find the platform useful, and whether students can use and are engaged with the content.

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