The 2021 CASEL Guide to Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs has been released and BARR is excited to announce it has been listed as a SELect Program! This is the top designation a program can earn for meeting or exceeding all of CASEL’s criteria for high-quality SEL (social and emotional) programming.
BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) is a K-12 model that provides educators with a comprehensive approach to meeting the academic, social, and emotional needs of each and every student so that they thrive inside and outside of the classroom.
The 2021 Guide is a resource for educators to utilize when selecting a high-quality SEL program. It showcases well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs and the impact they have on students and/or teacher outcomes. CASEL evaluates programs for both their effectiveness in SEL efforts as well as their program design. This resource provides educational leaders with the opportunity to analyze programs and make the best implementation decision for their school community.
Out of the 77 SEL programs listed in the 2021 edition, BARR is one of only 13 programs that earned the top designation for high school implementation. As the nation’s leading evidence-based education and prevention model, BARR is honored to have earned this designation.
“The data continues to prove that when you focus on strengthening relationships and truly understanding students as a whole child, you are able to help them succeed as both a person and a learner,” said BARR’s Founder and Executive Director Angela Jerabek.
CASEL follows a thorough review process by evaluating programs that analyzed a comparison group that wasn’t exposed to the SEL program, was delivered to all students during a regular school day, and resulted in statistically significant impacts on student outcomes. This resource provides educational leaders with the opportunity to analyze programs and make the best implementation decision for their school community.
“By prioritizing social-emotional learning, we are able to lay the groundwork for future generations by providing students with the support they need to help them flourish as kind, compassionate and resilient young people,” said Jerabek.