Assessment

Teachers’ Observations of Learners’ Social and Emotional Learning (TOOLSEL) - Lebanon

Circle 2Teachers’ Observations of Learners’ Social and Emotional Learning (TOOLSEL) was developed in an attempt to assess a set of social, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive competencies among primary school-age children in fragile, conflict-affected settings. The teacher-report questionnaire about children’s behavior as observed in natural classroom settings intends to assess: prosocial behavior & academic engagement, social problems, working memory functioning, and emotional and behavioral regulation.

TOOLSEL is also the focus of a Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE) article.

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Evidence Snapshot

Summary
TOOLSEL shows good evidence for internal consistency reliability, internal structural validity, convergent/divergent validity, and measurement invariance. It would benefit from evidence on inter-rater and test-retest reliability. Because the measure in this context did not have the factor structure reflecting the original scale, it is not clear if it would perform the same way in other contexts and replication in similar (and different) settings would be useful.
Where
Lebanon
Sample
3,661 Syrian refugee children ages 5-16 enrolled in Lebanese public schools

Measure Snapshot

For what?
Program evaluation
About what?
Social-emotional Skills
How?
Paper/Pencil format
Respondant
Teacher
By what method?
Survey

Resource Info

Published

Published by

NYU Global TIES for Children

Topic(s)

Social and Emotional Learning

Use:

Program evaluation

Resource Category:

Social-emotional Skills