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OECD Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

The OECD Survey 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

Learn more about the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills (SSES) and the following aspects:

• the purpose of the SSES
• what the SSES assesses 
• the assessment of social and emotional skills
• the types of instruments
• the contextual information collected
• the sample design 

Data

You can download the data from the first round of the SSES:
 
• questionnaires administered to participants
• data from students, parents, teachers and principals
• codebooks for all the questionnaires

International report

Read the international report Beyond Academic Learning: First results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills.

This report presents the first results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills, describing students' social and emotional skills and how they relate to individual, family, and school characteristics.

It also examines broader policy and socio-economic contexts related to these skills, and sheds light on ways to help education leaders and policy makers monitor and foster students’ social and emotional skills.

City reports

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Join the survey

The Survey 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 and 2022, 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 Survey on Social and Emotional Skills team at sses.contact@oecd.org

Watch now

WATCH THE LAUNCH

Andreas Schleicher unveils the first results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills and discusses with a panel of international experts.