SEL Screening Tool - Continued Growth Teacher 6-8

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Teacher Directions: Below is a short assessment regarding your student's understanding and ability to apply Social Emotional Skills in everyday school situations. Please select the response for each question as it relates to the student being evaluated.


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

1. The student is able to identify an appropriate emotion when asked "how they feel" at school. (i.e. The student is able to tell you, "I am frustrated with the members of my group. I do all the work.")

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

2. When discussing areas of strength at school, the student shares something they do well. (i.e. "Science is my favorite subject. I get good grades and love the experiments")

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

3. The student is able to identify how his actions might affect others. (i.e. The student is able to say, "If I cheat on our group work assignment, the other members in my group will earn an F too.")

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

4. The student admits when they have made a mistake. (i.e. When asked, the student will answer honestly if they did not complete an assignment.)

Self-Management
The student identifies and attempts a challenge.

5. The student shares when they discover a skill they cannot do and will attempt the skill. (i.e. When presented with a new math skill, the student will listen to the teacher's directions and try to answer the problem before asking for help.)

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

6. The student waits for his/her turn while playing a game. (i.e. While playing a game, the student will sit and wait until being chosen to answer a question or until it is his/her turn.)

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

7. The student chooses the "right" decision when they are participating in a natural social situation. (i.e. When friends/classmates are not following procedures in the bathroom, the student will remove themselves from the situation.)

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

8. The student will ask a clarifiying question to help them make an appropriate decision. (i.e. The student will confirm when the English paper is due.)

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

9. The student accepts a proposed solution to a given social situation. (i.e. While arguing with a classmate about who will be the group leader during group work, the student agrees to compromise that neither student will be chosen as the group leader.)

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

10. The student follows simple one to three step spoken directions. (i.e. When given the directive, the student will complete assignment, turn it in, and fill out assignment notebook.)

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

11. The student lists two qualities of a good friend. (i.e. During a class discussion on friendship, the student will share two characteristics of a friend (good listener, patient, friendly...).

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 show respect toward others regardless of their race, abilities, language, culture or religion. (i.e. The child shows interest in literature and stories regarding other cultures.)

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

13. The student maintains appropriate personal space or social distancing from peers and adults. (i.e. While walking down the hall during passing periods, the student maintains appropriate distance from others.)

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

14. The student identifies up to 2 nonverbal cues that help determine how others are feeling. (i.e. The child is able to recognize, by facial expression, body language, etc. when a classmate is in need of help or comforting.)

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

15. The student raises a hand (or other appropriate physical cues) to gain attention and wait to be called on during classroom instruction. (i.e. While participating in a classroom discussion about a story they read, when wanting to participate in the discussion, the student will signal nonverbally (raising their hand) and wait to be called on to respond.)