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OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills

The OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills is an international survey that identifies and assesses the conditions and practices that foster or hinder the development of social and emotional skills for 10- and 15-year-old students. 


About the Study on Social and Emotional Skills

Click here to learn about:
 
• the purpose of the Study on Social and Emotional Skills
• what the Study assesses 
• the participants
• the phases of the study
• and how it fits in with other OECD studies.

Insights for policy makers and educators

Click here to discover how the Study will identify:

• factors that relate to students’ social and emotional development in different contexts
• which social and emotional skills relate to healthy behaviours, overall well-being and academic achievement
• why an international perspective is important.

How do we measure social and emotional skills

Click here to learn more about the methodology behind the Study on Social and Emotional Skills, including:
 
• who are the study respondents
• how do we assess social and emotional skills
• the types of instruments
• what type of contextual information is collected 
• sample design 
• innovative features.

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Join the second cycle of SSES

The Study on Social and Emotional Skills is beginning its 2nd cycle in 2021. It will take place over three years, with preparations for and administration of the field test in 2021, main study preparations and the main data collection in 2022, and analysis and reporting in 2023.

To find out more how your country can participate or if you have any questions, please contact the Study on Social and Emotional Skills team at sses.contact@oecd.org