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What Do We Want Assessdo AI Software To Ultimately Do?

1. The software “Assessdo” has the ability to assess what the user thinks and translate those thoughts into feelings.

2. Assessdo can create complex generated emotional data by assessing user emotions and translating those emotions into formative information including possible triggers of combined emotions, and potential motivations and outcomes of those emotions.

3. Assessdo can run a general user analysis or parallel cultural analysis by subculture to provide evaluators with a deeper understanding of how specific populations feel and think.

4. Assessdo can calculate potential probabilities over time based on the user’s feelings and emotions.


Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA)

The Aperture System features the Devereux Student Strengths Assessment (DESSA), one of the most widely used, scientifically validated, and practical suite of tools to measure and improve students’ social and emotional competence. The eight DESSA competencies are derived from the CASEL 5 framework. The Aperture System for K-12 screens, assesses, progress monitors and provides educational practices and intervention strategies for strengthening students’ social and emotional skills both in school and in out-of-school-time settings. The Aperture System also supports data-driven SEL practices through easily understood interactive reporting (i.e., data visualization) and exports at the student skill level, group, classroom, school, and district levels. Advanced interpretation techniques support progress monitoring, outcome evaluation, and continuous quality improvement. Aperture Education delivers the Aperture System through its award-winning web-based platform.


Based on 10 years of research at the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), CoVitality is one of the world’s most advanced evidence based Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) screeners. The screener was developed through federal grant funding by the Institute of Education Sciences and has been published in over 35 peer reviewed journals. Grounded in the latest theories of positive youth development, this strength-based screener measures 12 personal strengths or assets across 4 domains that have been empirically linked to the most important factors in a child’s social and emotional well being.

Holistic Student Assessment (HSA)

Based on two decades of research at Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR), the Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) is a validated self-report tool that measures and promotes social and emotional development in young people. Seven to 14 scale scores are reported in three domains (resiliencies, relationships, learning and school engagement), depending on the length of the survey schools/programs selected.

Mosaic™ by ACT®

Mosaic™ by ACT® is a robust Social Emotional Learning program that encompasses a comprehensive assessment, K-12 curriculum, and educator professional development— including a breadth of options for English learners. Our solution is available through online or blended delivery and seamlessly integrates into a school’s learning management system.

Mosaic by ACT SEL Assessment measures CASEL-aligned social and emotional (SE) skills, in addition to school climate, to provide clear feedback to students, educators, and parents. Our advanced assessment methodology goes beyond traditional self-reporting to yield more reliable, valid results. In conjunction with Mosaic by ACT SEL comprehensive curriculum, this solution cultivates growth mindset, while helping students learn to manage anxiety and improve mental health. It also provides educators with engaging and meaningful resources for employing SEL principles, creating a more positive school culture and empowering teachers and administrators to become agents of change.


Panorama provides a valid and reliable way to measure and improve social-emotional learning in your district.


SELweb is a web-based direct assessment for K to 6 that is designed to measure SEL competencies that are in the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) model and that are the targets of instruction in evidence-based SEL programs. SELweb provides benchmark data early in the year that educators can use to decide how best to use their SEL program resources to build on student strengths and address student needs. SELweb is evidence-based and was developed with support from the Institute of Education Sciences.


Social and Emotional Learning Program Quality Assessment (SEL PQA)

The Social and Emotional Learning Program Quality Assessment (SEL PQA) articulates and measures staff practices that have been identified by research on positive youth development, social and emotional learning, and the science of learning and development, among others. The SEL PQA is designed to evaluate the quality of programs and identify staff training needs. It consists of a set of scoreable standards for best practices in after-school programs, community organizations, schools, summer programs, and other places where youth have fun, work, and learn with adults. The SEL PQA can be used for self-assessment and/or for external assessment. Assessments are conducted by carefully observing the interactions of staff and youth in a program; taking objective, detailed notes; and scoring based on anecdotal evidence recorded in observational notes. The SEL PQA is designed to empower people and organizations to envision the highest quality programming for young people by providing a shared language for adult practice and decision-making and by producing scores that can be used for comparison and assessment of progress over time.


SSIS™ Social-Emotional Learning Edition (SSIS SEL)

The SSIS™ Social-Emotional Learning Edition (SSIS SEL) is a comprehensive, evidence-based, social-emotional learning system that assesses key academic skills and integrates the different components with an aligned, multi-tiered intervention. The SSIS SEL includes Screening and Progress Monitoring Scales, Rating Forms, and a Classwide Intervention Program (CIP) curriculum.

Thriving Learning Communities™ (TLC)

Thriving Learning Communities™ (TLC) empowers educators to enable students to bring forth the strengths they need to reach their full potential. Unique in the field of social and emotional learning (SEL), TLC’s PK-12 program addresses SEL through the lens of 24 universally valued character strengths that are found in everyone in varying degrees. The VIA 24-character strengths were first identified and published in the groundbreaking book by Dr. Christopher Peterson and Dr. Martin E.P. Seligman in 2004. Since the original findings of Park and Peterson, 2006, numerous studies have been conducted with the 96 item VIA-Youth assessment, identifying strong relationships between character strengths and positive youth outcomes. Students in grades 4–12 take the VIA character strength assessment each fall as part of the TLC program, along with a validated SEL: Strengths in Action survey to measure the use of character strengths in the acquisition of SEL skills.

Thriving Learning Communities™


Tripod’s SEL survey suite is comprised of three integrated surveys that are designed to help educators and school leaders track, monitor, and foster students’ social and emotional competence. Unlike many surveys that measure student social and emotional competence in isolation, Tripod’s SEL survey suite also captures key dimensions of the classroom and school environment known to influence student competence. Surveys are aligned with the CASEL framework, as well as the Wisconsin SEL competencies and include: a Social and Emotional Competency Survey for Students; a Classroom and School SEL Environment Survey; and a Social and Emotional Beliefs Survey for School Staff.

Zoo U®

Zoo U® is an evidence-based SEL assessment and a behavioral intervention developed with funding from the US Department of Education. In the program, students are assessed and work towards mastery of six key SEL skills: Communication, Cooperation, Emotion Regulation, Empathy, Impulse Control, and Social Initiation.

After each student completes six short assessment scenes at the beginning of the game, you will have access to a personalized report that identifies their strengths and weaknesses. Students can continue on to play 30 intervention scenes, and as they practice within the game, they will become more confident and improve SEL skills in real life!