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The impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning: a meta-analysis of school-based universal interventions
Child Development
Short Title: Child DevThe impact of enhancing students' social and emotional learning
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2011/02//
Pages: 405 - 432
Sources ID: 107406
Notes: Accession Number: EJ927868; Acquisition Information: Wiley-Blackwell. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148. Tel: 800-835-6770; Tel: 781-388-8598; Fax: 781-388-8232; e-mail:; Web site:; Language: English; Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Reference Count: 246; Journal Code: APR2018; Level of Availability: Not available from ERIC; Publication Type: Academic Journal; Publication Type: Report; Entry Date: 2011; EIS Cited: ED565617
Visibility: Public (group default)
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This article presents findings from a meta-analysis of 213 school-based, universal social and emotional learning (SEL) programs involving 270,034 kindergarten through high school students. Compared to controls, SEL participants demonstrated significantly improved social and emotional skills, attitudes, behavior, and academic performance that reflected an 11-percentile-point gain in achievement. School teaching staff successfully conducted SEL programs. The use of 4 recommended practices for developing skills and the presence of implementation problems moderated program outcomes. The findings add to the growing empirical evidence regarding the positive impact of SEL programs. Policy makers, educators, and the public can contribute to healthy development of children by supporting the incorporation of evidence-based SEL programming into standard educational practice.