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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 the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

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

Insights for policy makers and educators

Click here to discover how the Survey 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 Survey 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.

NEW! Beyond Academic Learning: First results from the Survey on Social and Emotional Skills

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This survey is one of the first international efforts to collect data from students, parents and teachers on the social and emotional skills of students at ages 10 and 15.

This report presents the first results from this survey, 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.

READ THE REPORT & DOWNLOAD THE DATA

Join the second cycle of SSES

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, 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: Launch of first results

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

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