Social and Emotional Learning Standards Surveys
Social and emotional learning is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions. Research demonstrates that students who receive support for social and emotional learning in schools do better academically, socially and behaviorally. Social and emotional learning has been shown to positively impact economic mobility and mental health outcomes.
The draft Social and Emotional Learning standards are the first step in the Ohio Department of Education’s plan to create resources for districts to voluntarily implement or modify to best meet the needs of their students. The draft Social and Emotional Learning standards are for all students, Kindergarten through Grade 12, with the understanding that each child develops at their own rate and the Social and Emotional Learning standards represent a continuum of development and a child may excel in one competency and struggle in another.
The Department appreciates your input on these standards. The standards survey will be open for comment until March 11, 2019.