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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(1), 50-54
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-1-8
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Social-Emotional Skills in Preschool Children: Reliability and Validity Study for SEStimate Checklist

Chad G. Malcolm1,

1School of Education, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, USA

Pub. Date: January 16, 2018

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Chad G. Malcolm. Social-Emotional Skills in Preschool Children: Reliability and Validity Study for SEStimate Checklist. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(1):50-54. doi: 10.12691/education-6-1-8


Socio-emotional skills (SES) are a solid indicator of student success in the future (CASEL, 2016). However, in the area of evaluating the developmental level of SES in students hasn’t been quantified in research. The SEStimate Checklist works to provide teachers with a quantifiable number in this area, so they can directly affect SES development in their classroom with interventions. This reliability and validity study of the SEStimate Checklist was conducted on 250 prekindergarten age (3-5 years of age) students. The checklist is filled out by the teacher and scored. Then the score is graphed against an aim line to determine level of SES needs. The teacher can then implement interventions to improve low areas within the classroom, small group, or on an individual need.

social-emtional skills assessment early childhood prekindergarten needs

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