Initiative Description: Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS), a 44 lesson program consisting of 9 units focused on compliments, basic and advanced feelings, self-control strategies delivered through arts and crafts, stories, lessons, and activities.
Study Results: Resulted in higher levels of basic proficiency in reading, writing, and math at some grade levels.
Reference: Schonfeld, D. J., Adams, R. E., Fredstrom, B. K., Weissberg, R. P., Gilman, R., Voyce, C., . . . Speese-Linehan, D. (2015). Cluster-randomized trial demonstrating impact on academic achievement of elementary social-emotional learning. School Psychology Quarterly, 30(3), 406-420. doi:10.1037/spq0000099
Level of Evidence: Very Good