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SEL Alignment Tools

Wisconsin SEL Competencies Alignment with Evidence-based Programs

Building Assets, Reducing Risk (BARR)

Designed by a 9th-grade counselor, Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) is a strengths-based secondary whole school (grades 6-12) model that provides schools with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, behavioral, social, and emotional needs of all students.

The PATHS® Curriculum

The PATHS® curriculum is an evidence-based social and emotional learning program that provides children in grades Pre K-6 the skills they need to promote social and emotional development and find positive, nonviolent solutions to social problems.   

PATHS Pre K-3 Alignment with Social and Emotional Competencies

PATHS Grades 4-5 Alignment with Social and Emotional Competencies

PATHS Grade 6 Alignment with Social and Emotional Competencies

Positive Action

Positive Action is a systematic educational program that promotes an intrinsic interest in learning and encourages cooperation among students. It works by teaching and reinforcing the intuitive philosophy that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions.

Positive Action Pre K-5 Alignment with Social and Emotional Competencies

Positive Action Grade 6-Adult Alignment with Social and Emotional Competencies

School Connect

School-Connect is an engaging 80-lesson multimedia curriculum designed to help secondary students boost their social, emotional, and academic skills to prepare for high school, college and the workplace.

Second Step

Designed for Early Learning-Grade 8, the evidence-based Second Step SEL Program features tools, teaching aids, activity guides, and resources for classroom teachers to ensure successful social-emotional skills instruction. In addition to classroom materials, we offer online resources to help plan lessons, train staff and communicate with families.

Responsive Classroom

The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching is comprised of a set of well-designed practices intended to create a safe, joyful, and engaging classroom and school community. The emphasis is on helping students develop their academic, social, and emotional skills in a learning environment that is developmentally responsive to their strengths and needs.

Responsive Classroom Competencies PreK-5

Responsive Classroom Competencies 6-12 

Tribes Learning Communities

Tribes Learning Communities (Tribes TLC®) is a research-based program that creates a culture that maximizes learning and human development. The Tribes group development process focuses on resiliency and the stages of human development in order to create a positive learning environment and promote academic social and emotional learning.

The Mission of Tribes is to assure the healthy development of every child so that each has the knowledge, competency, and resilience to be successful in today’s rapidly changing world.

Wisconsin SEL Competencies Alignment with Existing Standards

Social and emotional learning is the connection to perspective and the ability to understand how decisions will affect others. Students need to demonstrate empathy, compassion, respect, and intelligent behavior while navigating and making decisions online. These behaviors need to be taught and modeled in school and at home for students to truly understand the impact. Social and emotional learning skills are crucial in connecting character and healthy online decisions. The Wisconsin Standards for Information and Technology Literacy align with the Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning competencies and can be easily integrated into any content area.

Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning Competency Crosswalk with ITL Standards

Programming implemented by school counselors (either directly through classroom or small group lessons or indirectly through the creation/coordination of homeroom/advisory lessons) can address both school counseling standards and SEL competencies. These alignment tools crosswalk the ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors and the Wisconsin Comprehensive School Counseling Model Student Standards with the Wisconsin Social Emotional Learning Competencies. For brevity and organization, one tool is for the SEL Competencies grades PK through 5 and the other is for grade 6 through adult.

ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors and WSCSM Standards Alignment with Social Emotional Competencies PK-5

ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors and WSCSM Standards Alignment with Social Emotional Competencies 6- adult

For questions about this information, contact Beth Herman (608) 267-9242