Impact of SEL:  Students Benefit in Many Areas
A 2017 research study finds that SEL programs benefit children in the short and long term
 
82
Different programs reviewed   
97,000
Students, Kindergarten
     through middle school
     
Effects assessed
6 mo - 18 yr
after programs completed  
 
 
Academic performance
SEL Skills
Positive attitudes
Positive social behaviors
College Readiness
Career Readiness
Healthy Adult Relationships
Positive Mental Health
Negative behaviors
Emotional distress
Drug use
   
 
Source: CASEL website and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website