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ERIC Number: ED493433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-14
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Connect with Kids. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Connect with Kids" aims to promote prosocial attitudes and positive behavior of elementary (grades 3-5) and secondary (grades 6-12) school students by teaching core character values. Lesson plans include videos, story summaries, discussion questions, student games, and activities for both core and supplemental character traits. The classroom curriculum is reinforced by a website component and a schoolwide and community outreach components. The program can be incorporated into an existing curriculum or used as a stand alone program. The school or teacher decides on the number of character traits covered in each session, so the program duration may vary from one semester to an entire academic year. One study of "Connect with Kids" met the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards with reservations. This study, which included more than 800 elementary, middle, and high school students from 46 classrooms in eight urban, suburban, and rural school districts in Kansas and Missouri, examined results on students' behavior. "Connect with Kids" was found to have potentially positive effects on middle and high school students' behavior. Appended are: (1) Study Characteristics: Page & D'Agostino, 2005 (Quasi-Experimental Design); (2) Outcome Measures in the Behavior Domain; and (3) Summary of Study Findings Included in the Rating for the Behavior Domain. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [This publication was produced by the What Works Clearinghouse. The following study is reviewed in this intervention report: Page, B. & D'Agostino, A. (2005). "Connect with Kids: 2004-2005 Study Results for Kansas and Missouri." Available from: Compass Consulting Group, LLC. 5726 Fayetteville Road, Suite 203, Durham, NC 27713.]
What Works Clearinghouse, 2277 Research Boulevard, MS 6M, Rockville, MD 20850. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes