WWC review of this study

Building assets and reducing risks whole ninth-grade strategy reduces coursework failure for students of color.

Evans, J. R., Sharma, A., & Jerabek, A. (2013, April/May). Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference.

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
     examining 
    548
     Students
    , grade
    9

Reviewed: February 2014

At least one finding shows strong evidence of effectiveness
At least one statistically significant positive finding
Meets WWC standards without reservations
Academic achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Number of credits earned in core subjects

Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) vs. Business as usual

End of 1st Semester

Full sample;
548 students

2.86

2.67

Yes

 
 
12
 
More Outcomes

Number of credits earned in core subjects

Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) vs. Business as usual

End of Full School Year

Full sample;
548 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
9
 
General Mathematics Achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): Mathematics Score

Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) vs. Business as usual

2nd semester

Full sample;
483 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
13
 
Literacy achievement outcomes—Statistically significant positive effects found
Outcome
measure
Comparison Period Sample Intervention
mean
Comparison
mean
Significant? Improvement
    index
ESSA
rating

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) Measures of Academic Progress (MAP): Language Score

Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) vs. Business as usual

2nd semester

Full sample;
495 students

N/A

N/A

Yes

 
 
8
 

Characteristics of study sample as reported by study author.


  • 18% English language learners

  • Female: 46%
    Male: 54%
  • Race
    Not specified
    11%
    White
    52%
  • Ethnicity
    Hispanic
    37%
    Not Hispanic
    63%

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