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The Berkeley Assessment of Social and Emotional Learning (BASEL; © Regents of the University of California) is a formative assessment tool that can be administered to students, teachers, and leaders to guide SEL implementation for equity and wellbeing. 

The BASEL (pronounced: basil) includes brief surveys that can be used for immediate action and transformative change. It can be administered in conjunction with Kelvin’s survey platform(link is external), free to all local education agencies in California through June 2025.

Survey dimensions include:

  • Emotional well-being 

  • Resources for coping

  • Experiences of safety and connection

  • Opportunities for student voice and leadership 

  • Experiences with culturally and linguistically responsive environments

  • Levers of system transformation, such as structures and routines of SEL implementation (available for teachers and leaders)

With this tool, we work with County Offices of Education, schools districts, and individual schools who are interested in using data to explore school experiences, understand individual and collective strengths, and identify areas for growth.

Recently, we partnered with spotlight schools in the Sacramento City Unified School District to use the BASEL for transformative change.

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