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Bob Block, President and CEO of ProExam, now a part of the ACT family, presented at the ASU GSV Summit this week. He talked about how the social-emotional learning (SEL) market is exploding and how their “next generation assessment for noncognitive strengths” meets current education needs with Tessera™—the only multimodel assessment that measures SEL strengths and weaknesses in K–12 students.
A report by Civic Enterprises and Peter D. Hart Research Associates found that 87% of educators believe greater emphasis on SEL in classrooms would have major benefits preparing students for the workforce and to become better citizens. The World Economic Forum's survey found that 77% of teachers in the U.S. would like to receive additional SEL-related training. The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) recently surveyed a nationally representative sample of teachers and similarly found that 83% wanted training related to SEL.