SEL in Education

We set the standard for research-based SEL assessment

Are you looking for how to measure social and emotional learning (SEL) in your students? Aperture Education's research-based DESSA SEL assessments measure students' strengths so they can develop their skill sets. The Aperture System, home of the DESSA SEL assessments, includes the following:

  • SEL resources for teachers

  • SEL learning strategies

  • Educator SEL programming to build teachers' skills

Take the next steps in your sel Journey

Download your ROI of SEL Guide to learn more about the impact of SEL assessment, including a:

  • 13% gain in academic achievement

  • Increase in school attendance

  • Decrease in disciplinary referrals 

About Aperture Education

Aperture Education has empowered over 6,500 schools and out-of-school time programs across North America to measure, strengthen, and support social and emotional competence in K-12 youth and educators. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL™-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform. This system enables education leaders to make strategic, data-based decisions about SEL within their organizations. Aperture has supported more than one million students in their social and emotional growth and continues to develop innovative solutions to bring the whole child into focus. To learn more, visit

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