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Why SEL Assessment?

SEL assessment is the foundation of effective instruction and student learning.

SEL assessments allow educators to explore where their students have been, where they are, and where they might go if we don’t intervene. Tracking student progress across the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL’s) Competencies is key to identifying and responding to student needs. By having both recurring and accurate assessment data, school leaders can guide their staff with implementing effective interventions. With Satchel Pulse, you can utilize a variety of features to not only make the SEL assessment process seamless, but to actively grow toward your goals.

How Satchel Pulse can help

Satchel Pulse streamlines and automates the social emotional learning assessment and screening process so you can spend more time looking at the data that counts.

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Gather student self assessment through quick surveys that are easy to understand for respondents of any age with a simple, sliding scale. All questions are available for translation and audio narration to support students with diverse needs.
Use a time efficient, universal screener that assesses the CASEL social emotional skills. The teacher rubric supports the consistency of ratings, ensuring teachers make the most accurate assessments and eliminate subjectivity.
Reduce your workload with Satchel Pulse’s automated reminders for teacher screenings and student SEL assessments. Take a quick view of the status of the assessments so you know exactly where your teachers and students are at.

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Niles Middle School District Case Study

Find out how Satchel Pulse helped to meet student’s SEL needs and improve their Social Emotional Learning skills.

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Hillsboro School District Case Study

Find out how student success was improved with Satchel Pulse’s intervention library and automated tier recommendations.

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Dodge County Schools Case Study

Find out how Satchel Pulse efficiently tracked and improved students’ social emotional learning skills in this district.

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Tell me more about Satchel Pulse

  • We’ll talk to you about SEL assessment tools and monitoring SEL in your district.
  • We’ll show you how you can provide teacher screening and student assessment.
  • Learn how to use the data to deliver solution-provided tier 2 and 3 interventions.
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The benefits of SEL assessment

SEL assessments play a role in maximizing SEL program benefits for your students.

Boosts academic success

Developing a strong SEL program improves the academic performance of students. Research shows that SEL can raise achievement scores by an average of 11 percentile points.

Reduces behavior problems

Social and emotional learning promotes prosocial, responsible behaviors and decreases risky behaviors and conduct problems both in and out of the classroom.

Promotes positive mental health

Promoting healthy relationships, emotionally safe environments, and social and emotional development cultivates essential protective factors against mental health risks.

Discover the new SEL Store powered by Satchel Pulse!

The SEL Store is a one-stop shop for all your social emotional learning needs, with hundreds of SEL resources ready to use in your classroom. Take a look at the SEL store today to purchase social emotional learning resources including SEL lessons, self-studies and activities that are all CASEL aligned.

The power of Satchel Pulse SEL assessment and screening

Accurately screen students’ SEL skills directly aligned with the CASEL competencies, take actionable steps, and efficiently manage this within Satchel Pulse for continuous improvement.

CASEL alignment

Screening and student SEL assessments use research-based questions tightly aligned with the CASEL competencies.

Actionable data

Identify and group students based on any group or demographic you choose, then quickly assign an intervention plan.

Effective management

Satchel Pulse monitors real-time SEL assessments and provides a student profile that gives a clear and holistic view of all student data.

Satchel Pulse SEL assessment tools

Satchel Pulse delivers competency reports and automatically suggests tier placement recommendations reducing the workload for your school district.

View school and district results

Quickly view each schools’ CASEL competency scores. Quickly assess areas of success and opportunities for growth. Drill down further to see how each school meets the needs of specific students.

Satchel Pulse overview of SEL competency scores

Diagnostic assessment report

After a universal screener, the diagnostic assessment report automatically identifies students with the lowest subskill scoring and indicates the need for interventions to support those identified students.

Satchel Pulse SEL competency scores

Tier recommendation & approval

Satchel Pulse offers recommended tier placements based on student scores and teacher ratings compared to normative data. School leaders get an interactive view of the students in each tier and their movements.

Satchel Pulse tier recommendations
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Satchel Pulse student profile

Satchel Pulse gathers student information from current and historical SEL assessment results, so educators get a complete view of their progress.

Satchel Pulse's Social Emotional Learning product

View the complete student SEL journey

The student profile shows the scores for all screening windows, teacher scores overlaying with student scores and any current interventions. The student profile presents students’ diagnostic assessment results with GPA, demographic information and easily integrates with Clever and Classlink. If a student transfers to another school, you can still track and monitor their progress to see their continued SEL progress.

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SEL Providers Association

Satchel Pulse is proud to be founding member of the SEL Providers Association.

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The Ed Tech Joint Powers Authority (Ed Tech JPA)

Satchel Pulse is an approved partner of Ed Tech JPA, serving districts nationwide.

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Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA)

Satchel Pulse is proud to support the Missouri Association of Rural Educators through our Associate Membership.

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Missouri Association of Rural Education (MARE)

Satchel Pulse supports the Missouri Association of Rural Educators through our Associate Membership.

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You are in good company

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Hillsboro School District

Elementary School Principal

Satchel Pulse provides an efficient assessment that has powerful levers to inform your support system.

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Dodge County Schools

MTSS District Coordinator

The teachers and admin have all seen the SEL results and the value of Satchel Pulse. We are all very impressed!

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Bibb County School District


You are covering all my needs. You seem to know what is needed for all who participate.

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Bensenville School District


Satchel Pulse is great! It is helping with communication between staff and the higher ups!

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Hillsboro School District

Elementary School Principal

Satchel Pulse is rooted in the gold standard of social emotional learning with CASEL.

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Dodge County Schools

MTSS District Coordinator

Satchel Pulse has the whole package: having a screener and an intervention library together, as well as the incredible support I’ve received.

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Raymore Peculiar School District


This is the easiest survey system I have ever used.

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Dawson County School District

Executive Director of Student Services

We like that we can gather feedback frequently in smaller intervals, this helps us keep a beat on perception throughout the year.

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Limestone County School District


As a new superintendent in the district, Satchel Pulse has been a huge help and will continue being so. We all want feedback and want our employees to know they have a voice, Satchel Pulse has provided that for us.

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Hillsboro School District

Elementary School Principal

We love that Satchel Pulse easily and seamlessly analyzes the results for us.

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Dodge County Schools

MTSS District Coordinator

We’ve never had anything quite like Satchel Pulse. I think they are groundbreakers by providing both SEL screeners and interventions.

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Hickman Mills C-1 School District

Associate Superintendent

Last year we had the least amount of resignations and retirements within the last five years.

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Mekoryuk School


Satchel Pulse gives an equal voice to every staff member, which they did not have before using this.

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Douglas County School System


Satchel Pulse is so intuitive and easy to use. Help is always available if we ever need it!

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Eek School


This is awesome. I can export the results from our student wellbeing survey with one click and compare results week on week.

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Nelson Island School


The survey took very little time and the interface was student friendly. The students especially liked using the sliding scale with the different faces instead of numbers or words, that made it easier for them.

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Oakland Unified School District


For me leading and teaching through the lens of SEL means supporting students to learn with and from each other and to take charge of their own learning.



Vice President of Practice & Programs

There's an 11 to 1 return on investment, so for every dollar invested in programming around social and emotional learning, we see that they're saving 11 dollars. There are lots of reasons people are coming to the conclusion that this is something that we need to be prioritizing.



Co-Founder & Board Chair

The truth is emotion drives attention and attention drives learning. Our country needs social and emotional learning tools now more than ever.

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Dallas Independent District

Deputy Superintendent

If you care about outcomes, you need to care about SEL. It is the pathway to get the outcomes that we all desire.

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