ISBE SEL Grades 11-12

Targeted Grades 11-12 Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL)
The grades 11-12 learning standards listed below draw directly from ISBE's Social and Emotional Learning Goals.


A: Identify and manage one’s emotions and behavior.

1A.5a.    Evaluate how expressing one’s emotions in different situations affects others.

1A.5b.    Evaluate how expressing more positive attitudes influences others.


B: Recognize personal qualities and external supports.

1B.5a.    Implement a plan to build on a strength, meet a need, or address a challenge.

1B.5b.    Evaluate how developing interests and filling useful roles support school and life success.


C: Demonstrate skills related to achieving personal and academic goals.

1C.5a.    Set a post-secondary goal with action steps, timeframes, and criteria for evaluating achievement.

1C.5b.    Monitor progress toward achieving a goal, and evaluate one’s performance against criteria.



A: Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.

2A.5a.   Demonstrate how to express understanding of those who hold different opinions.

2A.5b.   Demonstrate ways to express empathy for others.


B:  Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.

2B.5a.   Evaluate strategies for being respectful of others and opposing stereotyping and prejudice.

2B.5b.   Evaluate how advocacy for the rights of others contributes to the common good.


C: Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.

2C.5a.   Evaluate the application of communication and social skills in daily interactions with peers, teachers, and families. 

2C.5b.   Plan, implement, and evaluate participation in a group project.


D. Demonstrate an ability to prevent, manage, and resolve interpersonal conflicts in constructive ways.

2D.5a.   Evaluate the effects of using negotiation skills to reach win-win solutions.

2D.5b.   Evaluate current conflict-resolution skills and plan how to improve them.



A: Consider ethical, safety, and societal factors in making decisions.

3A.5a.   Apply ethical reasoning to evaluate societal practices.

3A.5b.   Examine how the norms of different societies and cultures influence their members’ decisions and behaviors.


B:  Apply decision-making skills to deal responsibly with daily academic and social situations.

3B.5a.   Analyze how present decision-making affects college and career choices.

3B.5b.   Evaluate how responsible decision-making affects interpersonal and group relationships.


C. Contribute to the well being of one’s school and community.

3C.5a.   Work cooperatively with others to plan, implement, and evaluate a project to meet an identified school need.

3C.5b.   Work cooperatively with others to plan, implement, and evaluate a project that addresses an identified need in the broader community.