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ERIC Number: EJ1088378
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1754-730X
Three-Year Longitudinal Study of School Behavior and Academic Outcomes: Results from a Comprehensive Expanded School Mental Health Program
Daly, Brian P.; Sander, Mark A.; Nicholls, Elizabeth G.; Medhanie, Amanuel; Vanden Berk, Eric; Johnson, James
Advances in School Mental Health Promotion, v7 n1 p24-41 2014
While there has been encouraging growth in the number of expanded school mental health programs (ESMH) across the country, few programs rigorously evaluate long-term academic outcomes associated with receipt of these services. This study examined the effects of services from an ESMH program on school behavior (number of out-of-school suspensions and attendance rates), and academic outcomes (standardized test scores in reading and math). Participants were 89 students from Kindergarten to 8th grade who received ESMH services and 89 students from a matched comparison group. Results revealed that ESMH services (i.e., treatment) did not have a statistically significant association with any of the school behavior or academic outcome variables. Findings are discussed in the context of theoretical and methodological challenges associated with program evaluations of ESMH. Implications for practitioners and researchers regarding program evaluation and response to stakeholders are addressed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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