SEL Screening Tool - Basic Parent K-2

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K-2 Parent/Guardian Screener

Parent/Guardian Directions: Below is a short assessment regarding your child's understanding and ability to apply Social Emotional Skills in everyday situations. Please select the response for each question as it relates to the child.


Self-Awareness
The student labels their emotion in a given situation.

1. The child is able to identify an appropriate emotion when asked "how they feel" at home. (i.e. The child is able to tell you, "I feel happy when I get to play with my friends outside.")

Self-Awareness
The student will recognize one of their strengths.

2. When discussing areas of strength at home, the child shares something they do well. (i.e. "I am good at helping my mom cook. I get all the ingredients out for the recipes.")

Self-Awareness
The student states how his/her behavior affects self and others.

3. The child is able to identify how his actions might affect others. (i.e. The child is able to tell you, "My sister gets angry when I take her things without asking.")

Self-Management
The student will identify/acknowledge his/her mistakes

4. The child admits when they have made a mistake. (i.e. When asked, the child will answer honestly when asked if they finished their chores).

Self-Management
The student identifies and attempts a challenge.

5. The child tells someone when they are unable to complete a new task or chore. (i.e. The child asks for help when learning to tie their shoes and continues to practice using different methods until shoe tying is mastered).

Self-Management
The student waits his/her turn while playing a game or other activity.

6. The child waits for his/her turn while playing a game. (i.e. While playing a board/card game, the child waits and allows others to take their turn).

Responsible Decision Making
The student will identify a time when they did the right thing, even though it is not popular.

7. The child makes a responsible decision when they are in a situation with a "good" or "bad" choice. (i.e. When playing with others, the child will choose not to break the rule about leaving the yard even though the others decided to go to the park.)

Responsible Decision Making
The student will ask a clarifiying question to guide the decision making process.

8. The child will ask a question to gain a clear understanding of what is being asked of them. (i.e. before grabbing a snack, the child may ask how long until breakfast/lunch/dinner and make a reasonable decision on whether to eat the snack or wait until meal time.)

Responsible Decision Making
The student accepts a solution to solve a presented/given social problem.

9. The child accepts a given solution to solve a conflict with others in the house. (i.e. when trying to decide a fair way to share the video game, the child agrees to setting a timer for each person's turn.)

Relationship Skills
The student follows simple one to three step oral directions.

10. The child follows simple one to three step spoken directions. (i.e. When told to get ready for bed, the child completes the nightly routine; put on pajama's and brush their teeth, with fewer than two reminders.)

Relationship Skills
The student is able to list two qualities of a good friend.

11. The child is able to give two reasons why he/she chose a certain person to have as a friend. (i.e. When asked why they like to play with a certain friend, the child is able to state two reasons why he/she is a good friend.)

Relationship Skills
The student uses positive language/words that shows being accepting/respectful of others regardless of their race, abilities, language, culture or religion.

12. The child uses positive words that shows respect toward others regardless of their race, abilities, language, culture or religion. (i.e. the child notices someone at the park in a wheelchair and asks if they would like to swing together.)

Social Awareness
The student maintains appropriate personal space or social distancing from peers and adults.

13. The child maintains appropriate personal space or social distancing from friends and family. (i.e. While watching a movie with others, the child leave space for the person(s) around them.)

Social Awareness
The student will identify up to 2 nonverbal cues that help determine how others are feeling.

14. The child identifies up to 2 nonverbal cues that help determine how others are feeling. (i.e. Noticing his/her brother clinching his fist and crying, the child can ask an adult [or child if appropriate] what has made the child angry)

Social Awareness
The student will raise a hand (or other appropriate physical cues) to gain attention and wait to be called on.

15. The child displays an appropriate behavior to get the attention of others. (i.e. during dinner, the child will signal or wait for a break to ask a question or make a comment about the discussion.)