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ERIC Number: ED525366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 30
Check & Connect. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Check & Connect" is designed to promote students' engagement with school and learning. Students may be referred to the program if they exhibit academic, emotional, or behavioral warning signs. "Check & Connect" is implemented by a monitor, who is a combination of a student mentor, an advocate, and a service coordinator. The monitor's primary goal is to keep education a salient issue for disengaged students and their teachers and family. Student levels of engagement (such as attendance, grades, and suspensions) are "checked" regularly and used to guide the monitors' efforts to increase and maintain the students' "connection" with school. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified 25 studies of "Check & Connect" for children classified as having an emotional disturbance that were published or released between 1989 and 2011. No studies of "Check & Connect" that fall within the scope of the Children Classified as Having an Emotional Disturbance review protocol meet WWC evidence standards. The lack of studies meeting WWC evidence standards means that, at this time, the WWC is unable to draw any conclusions based on research about the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of "Check & Connect" on children classified as having an emotional disturbance or students at risk for classification. Additional research is needed to determine the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of this intervention. A glossary of terms and criteria for study rating, effectiveness rating, and extent of evidence is included. (Contains 2 endnotes.)
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
IES Funded: Yes
IES Cited: ED552306