Initiative Description: Students participated in a 6-week intervention that included one 45-minute group session per week and two individual sessions over the 6-week period. The structure of each group meeting was clearly explained to the students in advance and continued participation was contingent on students following the format of the meeting and the group norms. Weekly progress reports updated parents on the topics of the intervention and how to support their children at home. Likewise, the counselor communicated regularly with classroom teachers regarding the topics being covered in the intervention.
Study Results: On average, student grades went up one full letter grade, and their test scores rose in both math and literacy, additionally there was marked improvement in attendance and discipline of the students during the quarter of the intervention.
Reference: Kamrath, B., & Brooker, T. (2017). Improved Attitude and Achievement: A Case Study of an Elementary School Academic Advisement Intervention. Professional School Counseling, 21(1), 60–69. https://doi.org/10.5330/1096-2409-21.1.60
Level of Evidence: Good