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ERIC Number: ED562747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 18
Effects of Check & Connect on Attendance, Behavior, and Academics: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial
Maynard, Brandy R.; Kjellstrand, Elizabeth K.; Thompson, Aaron M.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
The present study evaluates the effectiveness of Check & Connect (C&C) in a randomly assigned sample of students who were all receiving Communities in Schools (CIS) services. The research questions for the study include: Are there differences in attendance, academics, and behavior for CIS students who also receive C&C compared to students who only receive CIS services? Nine middle schools, four high schools, and one middle/high school located in a large urban region of the southwestern US comprised the setting for the study. This study used a randomized block design to examine the effectiveness of C&C on academic performance, behavior, and attendance with at-risk middle and high school students. Results provide evidence of the effects of C&C implemented in a real-world setting by school-based practitioners, situating effect sizes within the context of C&C being implemented under conditions that practitioners would normally experience. Tables and figures are appended.
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Attendance Patterns, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, At Risk Students, Effect Size, Research Design, Randomized Controlled Trials, Pretests Posttests, Hierarchical Linear Modeling
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)