Students Success Skills Program
Initiative Description: Universal Intervention. Student Success Skills (SSS) counseling intervention. School counselors administered the SSS classroom-based psychoeducational group component to the treatment group 1 day a week for 5 weeks. As an example of practice, the SSS group leader will encourage students to create small and achievable goals for themselves rather than larger unrealistic goals in a progressive manner across all psychoeducational sessions. In the SSS psychoeducational group intervention, the school counselor encourages group cohesiveness and socializing techniques likened to the idea of school connectedness.
Study Results: Intervention improved behavioral regulation for the treatment group and increased feelings of connectedness for females in the treatment group.
Reference: Bowers, H., Lemberger, M. E., Jones, M. H., & Rogers, J. E. (2015). The influence of repeated exposure to the student success skills program on middle school students’ feelings of connectedness, behavioral and metacognitive skills, and reading achievement. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 40(4), 344-364
Level of Evidence: Very Good