Measurement of Socio-emotional Outcomes

Current research has shown participation in quality after school programs to be directly related to the development of specific socio-emotional skills that influence positive academic outcomes. In consultation with researchers at the Claremont Evaluation Center, ERC has identified validated scales to measure social-emotional skill development among after school participants. These scales are given as a pre- and post-test to measure growth during a given time period. All scales are grade-level appropriate, have high measures of reliability, correlate with academic achievement, and measure specific socio-emotional skills that could potentially be developed through participation in after school activities. They may be given online or in paper-pencil format.


Social Emotional Graphics revisedSocio-emotional outcomes measured in grades 3-8:
• Grit/Perseverance (grades 5-8 only)
• Growth Mindset
• Intrinsic Motivation
• Social Competence
• Self-Efficacy
• Academic Competence
• Self-Regulation
• School Engagement
• Concern for Others


Socio-emotional outcomes measured in grades 9-12:
• Grit/Perseverance
• Academic Self-Efficacy
• Growth Mindset
• Intrinsic Motivation
• School Connectedness/Bonding
• Commitment to Learning
• Social Competence
• Self-Regulation
• Civic Values and Behaviors