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Fast Track: Elementary School
Children Identified With Or At Risk For An Emotional Disturbance

Fast Track was found to have potentially positive effects on emotional/internal behavior, reading achievement/literacy, external behavior, and social outcomes for children classified as having an emotional disturbance (or children at risk for classification).

Fast Track is a comprehensive intervention program designed to reduce conduct problems and promote academic, behavioral, and social improvement. Prior to grade 1, students are identified as being at risk for long-term antisocial behavior through teacher and parent reports of conduct problems. Delivery of the program begins in grade 1 and continues through grade 10. After the first year, the frequency of the supports is reduced based on the assessed functioning of the students and their families. Fast Track consists of seven integrated intervention components: the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) curriculum, parent groups, parent–child sharing time, child social skills training groups, home visiting, child peer-pairing, and academic tutoring.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Emotional/internal behavior Potentially positive effects K
 
 
9
External behavior Potentially positive effects K
 
 
4
Reading achievement Potentially positive effects K
 
 
8
Social outcomes Potentially positive effects K
 
 
4

Last Updated: October 2014

Race

Black
51%
White
47%

Gender

Male: 69%
Female: 31%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Urbanicity

Rural
Urban

Locations

PA, NC, TN, WA
Northeast, South, West


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