ACT Tessera

The next generation solution for comprehensive, reliable Social and Emotional skill assessment.

Take Social and Emotional Learning Skills and
Character Strength Assessment to the Next Level

Importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Ask any teacher or educational leader – student Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the development of noncognitive skills and character strengths is critically important to success in school, and in life. Many studies find that these attributes contribute as much or more than academic skills to academic achievement, career success and lifelong well-being.

Measure, Evaluate, and Improve SEL Skills

ACT Tessera™ is a comprehensive next-generation assessment system designed to measure Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. It provides assessments to help K-12 educators measure and evaluate 6-12th grade students’ SEL skills, determine their strengths and areas for improvement, and identify interventions to help them succeed.

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Can Students' SEL Skills Be Measured?

Access the documentation you need for all the details on the making, methodology, and management of our multifaceted SEL measurement tool and start planning your students' success.

Further Evidence in Support of SEL

A Rosetta Stone for Noncognitive Skills

To move forward, you need to know where your students are now. Ask any teacher or educational leader – student Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and the development of SEL skills and character strengths is critically important to success.

The research is unequivocal. Studies find these attributes contribute as much or more than academic skills to academic achievement, career success and lifelong well-being.

ACT Tessera Measures Five Social and Emotional Learning Skills:

Each of the five SEL strengths is crosswalked to one of the Big Five facets:
Conscientiousness, Agreeableness, Emotional Stability, Openness, and Extraversion.

 

Conscientiousness (Grit)

-Persistent
-Goal-oriented
-Exceeds
 expectations
-Effortful
-Mastery-oriented
-Likes challenges

 

Agreeableness (Teamwork)

-Pleasant
-Sensitive to
 others
-Easy to get along
 with
-Cooperative
-Helpful
-Caring

Emotional
Stability
(Resilience)

-Creative
-Thoughtful
-Problem-solvers
-Open-minded
-Accepting
-Interested and
 open

 

Openness (Curiosity)

-Poised
-Good at dealing
 with stress,
 criticism, and
 setbacks
-Flexible
-Restrained

Extraversion
(Leadership)

-Takes charge
-Assertive
-Expresses freely
-Persuasive
-Cheerful and
 optimistic
-Confident

Multidimensional and User-Friendly with Actionable Insights

More Than Self-Reporting

Our advanced trimodal assessment methodology yields more reliable, valid results than traditional self-reporting.

Easy to Use

Our online assessment tool is easy for schools and teachers to administer and requires no special or time-consuming prepping.

Actionable Feedback

Our reports are user-friendly for students, parents, teachers, and schools and include recommended resources and strategies to address areas requiring increased focus.

Assessment is Just the Beginning

ACT Tessera Delivers a Road Map for Continuous Improvement

The Teacher Playbook provides actionable approaches to teaching Social and Emotional Learning in the classroom.

Why Your Peers Are So Excited

Across the United States, innovative educational leaders are finding the comprehensive ACT Tessera system invaluable for measuring and nurturing the Social and Emotional Learning skills so critical to helping their students succeed in school – and in life.

Order ACT Tessera Today and You'll Be Testing Within a Few Weeks

Have questions? Call 855-730-0400 or complete this contact form.

To Current K-12 ACT Engage Customers:

We want to thank you for choosing ACT® Engage® as your Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) assessment this past year. As an ACT Engage customer you’ve demonstrated that you understand and value the importance of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) for academic and career success. We invite you to continue your work in advancing SEL education by adopting the next generation of SEL assessment ACT® Tessera™.

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