Social Emotional Learning Assessment

Announcing SEL Dashboards

See SEL data in a whole new light!

We’re excited to announce that student, classroom, school, and district dashboards have been added to the reporting function in the Mosaic™ by ACT® SEL full assessment. 

Demonstrate Growth with SEL Assessment

As with academic learning, evaluating student progress in building SEL skills matters. Measure CASEL-aligned SEL skills, plus school climate, and provide clear feedback to students, educators, and parents with this proven assessment.

Measure SEL Skill Improvement






Mosaic by ACT SEL Screener

GRADE: 3-12      LENGTH: Avg. 5-7 minutes


New for the 2021-22 Back to School year, from the ACT team you know and trust for quality SEL assessment! Based on the growing need for quick and frequent pulse checks on social emotional skills for ALL grade levels of students, we are excited to announce the release of Mosaic by ACT SEL Screener for grades 3-12. Using items and activities that are age appropriate, this shorter assessment can be completed in 5 to 7 minutes or less. Administer it up to four times over the course of a year to quickly pinpoint areas of strength, improvement, and perception of school climate. 


Mosaic by ACT SEL Assessment – Elementary, Middle School, and High School

GRADE: 3-12      LENGTH: 15 minutes (grades 3-5) 45 minutes (grades 6-12)

STANDARDS: CASEL-aligned (grades 3-5) CASEL-recommended (grades 6-12) 

The development of student social emotional skills is critically important to life-long success. To move forward, educators need to know where students are now, provide actionable feedback, and monitor progress throughout. Measure student social and emotional development and growth with this formative assessment. Mosaic by ACT SEL Assessment is easy-to-administer, fully online, and requires no special and time-consuming preparation.

How Does Mosaic by ACT SEL Assessment Measure Social Emotional Learning Skills?

Advanced assessment methodology goes beyond traditional self-reporting to yield more reliable, valid results. Our online assessment tool integrates three different methodologies:

Self-Report Rating

Students rate the extent to which they agree with several statements.

Situational Judgment

Students are presented with scenarios and five possible responses to each. 

Forced-Choice Items

Students select statements that are “most like them” and “least like them.”

Accurate and Valid Results

Coupled with this reliable measurement, our summary level and detail reports provide you with information about students’ social emotional skills and can also be used as a tool for facilitating a conversation with a student, parent, or educator about those SEL skills.

Personalized feedback reports. In addition to administrator and educator reports, each student receives a personal proficiency and growth report, empowering them to set goals, identify strategies for improvement, and monitor their progress. Detailed student reports can also be viewed by teachers and parents.

User-friendly format. All results data are reported in a clear, easy-to-understand format.

Actionable insights. Reporting includes recommended resources and strategies to address areas the assessment has identified as requiring increased focus.

Implementation guidance. To assist school-leaders and teachers on best practice in translating data into action, our SEL reports are accompanied by a user's guide, implementation strategy guides, and links to recorded webinars.

SEL Success Story

Assessing and Promoting Student SEL During a Time of Incredible Change

How Region One Education Service Center in south Texas helped students continue SEL assessment and growth during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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