Initiative Description: 435 children from 22 under-resourced in K-1st grade from under-resourced urban elementary schools participated in the INSIGHTS program. Parents and teachers participated in 10 weekly 2-hour training sessions while students participated in a classroom-based curriculum of ten 45 minute lessons. INSIGHTS was moderately effective at reducing disruptive and off-task behaviors in K-1st-grade children with high maintenance temperments.
Study Results: Reduced disruptive behavior.
Reference: O’Connor, E. E., McCormick, M. P., Cappella, E., McClowry, S. G. (2014a). Getting a good start in school: differential effects of “INSIGHTS” on the behaviors and engagement of children with challenging temperaments. Society for Research on Educational.
Level of Evidence: Very Good