Creating Strong Schools and Communities

What We Do

Education Northwest Services

Since our inception in 1966, Education Northwest has earned a reputation as one of the premier providers of top-quality professional development, technical assistance, evaluation, and research services in the nation. We continue to offer customized services that address the specific needs of our clients and that are informed by over 50 years of community-based work in the Northwest and beyond.

Northwest Matters Blog

SEL Measurement: Why? What? How? Part 1: Why?

By Karyn Lewis | January 12, 2018

Evidence shows that social and emotional learning (SEL) is critical for students to reach their full potential, but how do you know your supports and programs are working?

On our blog, Researcher Karyn Lewis sifts through the controversy surrounding SEL measurement and provides key considerations for measuring SEL and helping students achieve success in academics and life.

Part I of this three-part series is available now.

College & Career

Social and Emotional Learning

We work with you to ensure your SEL programs and teacher training are successful and evidence based. We can also help you make sense of your data so your decision-making process is accurate and streamlined. For more information, contact Celeste Janssen.

IYS

Understanding/Cultivating SEL

Want to learn the basics of social and emotional learning? Download this primer from IYS to learn concepts you can use to help students develop “nonacademic skills” and reach their full potential.

Youth Development

Measuring SEL: A Brief Guide

Use this two-page guide to think through important decisions on why to measure SEL, how to use SEL data and which skills, mindsets and capacities are appropriate to measure.

Federal Projects

REL Northwest

Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest is one of 10 regional educational laboratories across the nation dedicated to improving the use of research and data in policy and classroom practice. REL Northwest is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences.

Northwest Comprehensive Center

The NWCC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and provides high-impact training and technical assistance to state education agencies in the Northwest states. Our work focuses on the priorities of educator effectiveness and school improvement.

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Why we do what we do

It has been a pleasure working with you and your organization, as you have demonstrated professionalism and calmness under pressure and delivered a tool that we can all be proud of.
Brian Sales;
National Mentoring Partnership

We have not only received valuable guidance on mentoring best practices, but have had the opportunity to deeply reflect on our entire organizational structure, and make it better!
Executive Director;
Portland-area nonprofit