Social Emotional Learning Standards

  • Social emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children develop awareness and management of their emotions, set and achieve important personal and academic goals, use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships, and demonstrate decision-making and responsible behaviors to achieve school and life success.

    These standards have been developed in accordance with Section 15(a) of Public Act 93-0495. This Act calls upon the Illinois State Board of Education to "develop and implement a plan to incorporate social and emotional development standards as part of the Illinois Learning Standards."

    Illinois Social Emotional Learning Goals:

    • Goal 1 - Develop self-awareness and self-management skills to achieve school and life success.
    • Goal 2 - Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
    • Goal 3 - Demonstrate decision-making skills and responsible behaviors in personal, school, and community contexts.