Washoe County School District Social and Emotional Competency Assessments (WCSD-SECAs)

The Washoe County School District Social and Emotional Competency Assessments (WCSD-SECAs) are free, open-source instruments that measure the self-reported social and emotional competencies of students in grades 5-12. The WCSD-SECA instruments were developed through a collaboration among WCSD, the Collaborative for Academic and Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL), and the University of Illinois at Chicago through an Institute of Education Sciences Research-Practitioner Partnership grant. 

Content

Domains
Self Management,
Self Awareness
Subdomain

Self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses, Self-awareness of emotions, Self-management of emotions, Self-management of goals, Self-management of school work, Relationship skills, Social skills, Decision-making skills

Grades
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages
English,
Spanish
Respondent
Student

Administration Information

Length
Long-Form Assessment includes 40 items. Short-Form Assessment includes 17 items.
Qualifications

Not specified

Administration
Paper
Timed
No

Access and Use

Price

N/A

Contact

Laura Davidson, WCSD Director of Research and Evaluation at 775-348-3850 or ldavidson@washoeschools.net

Ben Hayes, WCSD Chief Accountability Officer at 775-348-0284 or bihayes@washoeschools.net 

Open Access
Yes
Use in Research

Crowder, M. K., Gordon, R. A., Brown, R. D., Davidson, L. A., & Domitrovich, C. E. (2019). Linking social and emotional learning standards to the WCSD Social–Emotional Competency Assessment: A Rasch approach. School Psychology, 34(3), 281–295. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000308

Davidson, L. A., Crowder, M. K., Gordon, R. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Brown, R. D., & Hayes, B. I. (2018). A continuous improvement approach to social and emotional competency measurement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 55, 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.03.002

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring
Psychometric References

Crowder, M. K., Gordon, R. A., Brown, R. D., Davidson, L. A., & Domitrovich, C. E. (2019). Linking social and emotional learning standards to the WCSD Social–Emotional Competency Assessment: A Rasch approach. School Psychology, 34(3), 281–295. https://doi.org/10.1037/spq0000308

Davidson, L. A., Crowder, M. K., Gordon, R. A., Domitrovich, C. E., Brown, R. D., & Hayes, B. I. (2018). A continuous improvement approach to social and emotional competency measurement. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 55, 93-106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2017.03.002

 

National Comparison
No
Item Type
Likert