WWC review of this study

Reducing developmental risk for emotional/behavioral problems: A randomized controlled trial examining the Tools for Getting Along curriculum.

Daunic, A., Smith, S., Garvan, C., Barber, B., Becker, M., Peters, C., Taylor, G., Van Loan, C., Li, W., & Naranjo, A. (2012). Journal of School Psychology, 50(2), 149–166. Retrieved from: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ958071

  • Randomized controlled trial
     examining 
    1,174
     Students
    , grades
    4-5

Reviewed: March 2013

No statistically significant positive
findings
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Emotional/internal behavior outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Rational Problem-Solving Style

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,119 students

59.56

57.33

No

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More Outcomes

Internalizing scale

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,174 students

-63.92

-64.07

No

--

Externalizing scale

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,171 students

-73.13

-72.45

No

--

Impulsive/Careless Style

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,123 students

-24.31

-23.99

No

--

Metacognition Index scale

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,158 students

68.10

71.00

No

--

Avoidance style

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,124 students

-16.96

-15.90

No

--
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Negative Problem Orientation

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Grades 4 and 5;
1,127 students

-24.64

23.61

No

--
External behavior outcomes—Indeterminate effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
Evidence
tier

Proactive Agression Scale

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,163 students

-5.01

-5.18

No

--
More Outcomes

Behavior Regulation Index

Tools for Getting Along (TFGA) vs. Business as usual

Posttest

Fourth and fifth-grade students;
1,158 students

42.37

43.26

No

--

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 78% Free or reduced price lunch

  • Female: 51%
    Male: 49%
  • Race
    Black
    35%
    Not specified
    4%
    White
    54%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    7%
    Not Hispanic
    93%
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Reviewed: April 2012

Study sample characteristics were not reported.
 

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