PACE Event

PACE Webinar: Social-Emotional Learning

Why it’s Important and the Impact of Teachers and Schools
May 8, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm

PACE Speakers - Hough Kanopka Lee Peck Pier

***This upcoming PACE seminar in Sacramento has been transitioned into a webinar at 12:00pm to 1:00pm Friday, May 8, due to the emerging situation around COVID-19.***

There is a growing consensus in education that schools can and should attend to students’ social-emotional development. As a result, in California, policymakers and practitioners alike have become interested in measuring students's social-emotional learning (SEL), both to understand individual students' needs and to evaluate schools' efforts to support them. In this seminar, researchers will review a wide portfolio of research using data from the CORE districts, which serve nearly one million students and have been administering an SEL survey to all students in grades 4-12 since 2014. Researchers will review the evidence of validity of CORE's survey, describe the relationship between SEL and other outcomes, and discuss the impact of classrooms and schools in social-emotional development.


  • Heather Hough, Policy Analysis for California Education
  • Klint Kanopka, Stanford University
  • Mai Xi Lee, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Jennifer Peck, Partnership for Children and Youth
  • Libby Pier, Education Analytics