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ERIC Number: ED547131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Fast Track: Elementary School. What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report
What Works Clearinghouse
"Fast Track" is a comprehensive intervention designed to reduce conduct problems and promote academic, behavioral, and social improvement. The program's components include the "Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies" curriculum, parent groups, parent-child sharing time, child social skills training, home visiting, child peer-pairing, and academic tutoring. The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) identified one study of "Fast Track" that both falls within the scope of the Children Classified as Having an Emotional Disturbance topic area and meets WWC group design standards. This study meets standards without reservations and included 891 students who were identified in kindergarten as being behaviorally disruptive and at high risk for long-term antisocial behavior in 54 schools in four locations. For children classified as having an emotional disturbance (or children at risk for classification), "Fast Track" was found to have potentially positive effects on emotional/internal behavior, reading achievement/literacy, external behavior, and social outcomes. Appendices include: (1) Research details for Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group, 1999a; (2) Outcome measures included in main findings for each domain; (3) Outcome measures included in supplemental findings for each domain; (4) Findings included in the rating for the emotional/internal behavior domain; (5) Findings included in the rating for the reading achievement/literacy domain; (6) Findings included in the rating for the external behavior domain; (7) Findings included in the rating for the social outcomes domain; (8) Description of supplemental findings during later intervention years (grade 3) for the reading achievement/literacy domain; (9) Description of supplemental findings during 2-year follow-up (grade 12) for the external behavior domain; (10) Description of supplemental findings for highest risk students for the external behavior domain; (11) Description of supplemental findings for moderate risk students for the external behavior domain; (12) Description of supplemental findings during later intervention years (grades 3-8) for the social outcomes domain; (13) Description of supplemental findings during later intervention years (grades 4-5) for the other academic performance domain; and (14) Description of supplemental findings during 2-year follow-up (grade 12) for the other academic performance domain. WWC Rating Criteria and a glossary of terms are included. [The following study was rated in this intervention report: Conduct Problems Prevention Research Group. (1999a). Initial impact of the Fast Track prevention trial for conduct problems: I. The high-risk sample. "Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology," 67(5), 631-647.]
What Works Clearinghouse. P.O. Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2393. Tel: 866-503-6114; e-mail: info@whatworks.ed.gov; Web site: http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: What Works Clearinghouse (ED)
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Pennsylvania; Tennessee; Washington
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist; Woodcock Johnson Psycho Educational Battery
IES Funded: Yes