ISBE SEL Grades 9-10

Targeted Grades 9-10 Social Emotional Learning Standards (SEL)
The grades 9-10 learning standards listed below draw directly from ISBE's Social and Emotional Learning Goals.


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

1A.4a.    Analyze how thoughts and emotions affect decision making and responsible behavior.

1A.4b.   Generate ways to develop more positive attitudes.


B: Recognize personal qualities and external supports.

1B.4a.    Set priorities in building on strengths and identifying areas for improvement.

1B.4b.   Analyze how positive adult role models and support systems contribute to school and life success.


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

1C.4a.    Identify strategies to make use of resources and overcome obstacles to achieve goals.

1C.4b.   Apply strategies to overcome obstacles to goal achievement.



A: Recognize the feelings and perspectives of others.

2A.4a.   Analyze similarities and differences between one’s own and others’ perspectives.

2A.4b.   Use conversation skills to understand others’ feelings and perspectives.


B:  Recognize individual and group similarities and differences.

2B.4a.   Analyze the origins and negative effects of stereotyping and prejudice.

2B.4b.   Demonstrate respect for individuals from different social and cultural groups.


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

2C.4a.   Evaluate the effects of requesting support from and providing support to others. 

2C.4b.   Evaluate one’s contribution in groups as a member and leader.


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

2D.4a.   Analyze how listening and talking accurately help in resolving conflicts.

2D.4b.  Analyze how conflict-resolution skills contribute to work within a group.



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

3A.4a.   Demonstrate personal responsibility in making ethical decisions.

3A.4b.   Evaluate how social norms and the expectations of authority influence personal decisions and actions.


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

3B.4a.   Evaluate personal abilities to gather information, generate alternatives, and anticipate the consequences of decisions.

3B.4b.   Apply decision-making skills to establish responsible social and work relationships.


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

3C.4a.   Plan, implement, and evaluate one’s participation in activities and organizations that improve school climate.

3C.4b.   Plan, implement, and evaluate one’s participation in a group effort to contribute to one’s local community.