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Fall 2020


This action research study investigated the impact that social-emotional skills had on academic growth during the first 8 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year for a class of first grade students. Academic growth was evaluated by the students math gains measured by the STAR math assessment. The SAEBRS teacher assessment was used to measure the students social-emotional skills, specifically social, emotional, and academic behavior. The data did not indicate statistical significance, however, there is literature that suggests the importance of teaching social-emotional skills to young children to improve their social, emotional, and academic behavior and support their education and life.