Check & Connect
The check component is designed to routinely assess student engagement in school and to determine to what extent students are engaged or are showing signs of school withdrawal.
The connect component includes two levels of student-focused interventions developed to maximize the use of finite resources: basic intervention, which is the same for all students, and intensive interventions, which are more frequent and individualized.
Study Results: The incidence of tardiness to school declined. Students who received intervention for at least 2 years also showed increased levels of student participation as evidenced by significant increases in the percentage of students whose absences or tardies dropped to or below 5% of the time
Reference: Lehr, C. A., Sinclair, M. F., & Christenson, S. L. (2004). Addressing Student Engagement and Truancy Prevention During the Elementary School Years: A Replication Study of the Check & Connect Model. Journal Of Education For Students Placed At Risk, 9(3), 279-301.
Level of Evidence: Good