Initiative Description: INSIGHTS program, a 2-year implementation for Kindergarten and first grade with teacher and parent training of 10 weekly 2-hour facilitated parallel sessions based on a structured curriculum and a student classroom program of 10 45-min lessons to all students in the classrooms of participating teachers, results in improvements on mathand reading achievement that were larger for students enrolled in schools with lower overall levels of leadership, accountability, and safety/respect at baseline and reduced disruptive behaviors that were greater in schools with lower levels of
accountability at baseline; and impacts on sustained attention that were greater in schools with lower levels of safety/respect at baseline.
Study Results: Reduced disruptive behavior.
Reference: McCormick, M. P., Cappella, E., O’Connor, E. E., & McClowry, S. G. (2015). Context matters for social-emotional learning: examining variation in program impact by dimensions of school climate. Am J Community Psychol, 56(1 2), 101-119. doi:10.1007/s10464-015-9733-z
Level of Evidence: Very Good