|Results & Research
|Since its inception, Project CLASS has engaged in on-going evaluation of its programs. Feedback from users and outcome data are looped back for training and devpurposes.
- 96% of the teacher trainees are “highly satisfied” or “satisfied” with the Workshop and relate that they have learned valuable hands-on skills.
“I’ve been a teacher for 25 years. This is by far the best and most helpful workshop I’ve ever attended.”
3rd grade Teacher
- 30-50% decrease in negative teacher-student interactions in the classroom.
“I never imagined that six basic social skills could make such a huge difference in the behavior of my students. I wish I had emphasized these skills 10 years ago. I would have helped my students and saved me a lot of wear and tear.”
2nd grade Teacher
- 30-50% increase in positive teacher-student interactions in the classroom.
“The behavior of my students has improved so much. I’m really proud of my kids. The atmosphere in the classroom is much better now. I used to get upset and question whether I was meant to be a teacher.”
5th grade Teacher
- 35% (average) less time spent by teachers dealing with student discipline problems.
“I have definitely seen improvements in the behavior of my students. Several of my children have really bloomed.”
1st grade Teacher
- 35% (average) more time spent by teachers teaching academic content.
“Now that the kids are behaving, I actually
do more teaching and enjoy my job a
whole lot more.”
- 20-80% decrease in discipline referrals to the principal’s office.
“At my school, the number of student disciplinary referrals to my office have decreased dramatically. Project CLASS really has made a big difference.”
Elementary School Principal
- 90% of teachers report an increase in student academic learning.
“Now that I have more time to teach my school subjects, I see the kids learning a whole lot more.”
4th grade Teacher
- Project CLASS is built on an extensive foundation of research studies conducted through the University of Kansas (Lawrence, Kansas) and the Achievement Place Research Project. (Bibliography. www.teaching-family.org). Dulak and Weissberg (2005) did a quantitative analysis of 300 research studies demonstrating the beneficial impact of social and emotional programs on academic performance, on-task behavior and constructive relationships (American Psychological Association, Washington, DC: major meta-analysis of positive youth development programs). Project CLASS effectively develops social skills in children and effectively strengthens social skills teaching abilities in adults (Mena 2001, 2005).