Initiative Description: The classroom guidance component of the Student Success Skills program was offered by school counselors to 7th-grade social studies classrooms in a predominately Hispanic and economically challenged school district.
Study Results: The program was effective at increasing feelings of connectedness to classmates and improved mathematics and reading achievement.
Reference: Lemberger, M. E., Selig, J. P., Bowers, H., & Rogers, J. E. (2015). Effects of the student success skills program on executive functioning skills, feelings of connectedness, and academic achievement in a predominantly Hispanic,low income middle school district. Journal of Counseling & Development, 93(1), 25-37. doi:10.1002/j.15566676.2015.00178.x
Level of Evidence: Very Good