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What is Social Emotional (SE) Competence and how do we measure it?

Nicole Tirado-Strayer | Action Research Team

November 2014

A review of the literature on four domains of social emotional behaviors: growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, and social awareness.

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Nicole Tirado-Strayer, doctoral student at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) and part of SFUSD's Action Research Team, reviews literature on four domains of social emotional behaviors: growth mindset, self-efficacy, self-management, and social awareness. She highlights some new measurement strategies used across grades that are employed to measure each of the four domains of SE competence. She discusses the challenge of finding tools that are parsimonious, practical, valid, and unbiased.

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