SEL skills linked to increased student achievement

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Meridian Public School District credits Respectful Ways and PBIS with increasing their students' social-emotional learning skills


Could SEL combined with educational frameworks in schools be a game changer? Increased student performance at Meridian Public School District suggests this is the case. 

From 2020-2024, Meridian sought out a measurable SEL initiative plan that would meet the social and emotional needs of their students. Using Panorama data -- along with Respectful Ways, PBIS and Leader in Me -- the school district provided a comprehensive solution to effectively track student progress and utilize curriculum modules to target instruction, based on the specific needs of students.

Respectful Ways is honored to be acknowledged by Panorama Education as a solution to increase student achievement and attendance, and reduce behavioral incidents.

Our school partners of 3+ years, Meridian linked their improved social-emotional learning skills through the following data points:

  • A three-year average of 74% fewer behavior referrals
  • 20% less absenteeism 
  • 18% higher GPA’s

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Increase Student Achievement


Meridian Public School District staff collaborated with Respectful Ways to implement trauma-informed curriculum courses to address their social emotional needs such as: 

  • Bullying
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Safety


We want to thank our partners at Meridian Public Schools! Helping students achieve success is a win/win. We are here to help schools and districts strategize their trauma-informed SEL needs. 


Respectful Ways offers trauma-informed, social-emotional learning curriculum to four grade groups: PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12. With our interactive, digital modules students learn compassion, perseverance, respect and responsibility. For more information about Professional Development or Programming, email





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