For Educators and Youth Service Professionals
Note that the following information and webinars are not an endorsement by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) of these products.
Curricula shared on this page are programs identified to meet ESSA Tiers of Evidence at levels I, II, or III. ESSA Tiers of Evidence programs determined to be Tier I – III are eligible to align their curriculum to the Wisconsin Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Competencies. If you would like to align your curriculum with the WI SEL Competencies, and your program is an Tier I, II or III level program contact email@example.com, (608) 266-8960
While the DPI does not endorse any specific programs, it is recommended that you choose an EBP. When using state or federal funds to purchase curriculum it is required that the curriculum be evidence based (ESSA Tier I, II or III) Information about evidence-based curricula can be found in the following resources:
- Evidence Based Improvement Strategies for SEL and Behavior List of over 100 SEL curricula that meet ESSA Tiers of Evidence at Levels I, II, or III
- Preschool and Elementary Edition CASEL Guide, DPI's Evidence-Based Practices spreadsheet
- Middle and High School Edition CASEL Guide
For Curriculum Providers and Developers
The DPI does not endorse any SEL curriculum or program. Wisconsin is a local control state, meaning school districts have the authority to choose their programs. When state or federal dollars are being used to purchase a program or service, that program or service must be evidence based. Due to the deep well of evidence-based programs for SEL, these curricula require that it meets one of ESSA’s Tier of Evidence. The number of SEL programs and resources are expanding greatly. The DPI welcomes high-quality, effective resources for SEL. If your SEL curriculum is evidence based as defined above, you do have the opportunity to align your program with the Wisconsin SEL Competencies, as do the curricula shared above.
Recommendation for program providers:
- Become familiar with Wisconsin’s SEL and School-based Mental Health resources.
- Investigate the ESSA Tiers of Evidence and different national registries and their criteria for inclusion on their lists.
- Be clear about the research that has been done on your programs, and try to include outcome studies in addition to endorsement.