|Title:||Impacts of a Violence Prevention Program for Middle Schools: Findings After 3 Years of Implementation|
This report presents findings from an IES-sponsored study of a violence prevention strategy designed to improve school safety in middle schools. The strategy combines a classroom curriculum-based approach (Responding in Peaceful and Positive Ways, RiPP) and a whole-school approach (BEST Behavior). The curriculum-based approach aims to improve students' social and problem solving skills for dealing with conflict and managing aggression. The whole-school approach seeks to influence the school environment through strategies such as increasing supervision of the school grounds, clarifying rules and consequences for student behavior, establishing reward systems to encourage positive behaviors, and training staff in classroom management.
|Cover Date:||May 2011|
|Web Release:||May 24, 2011|
|Publication #:||NCEE 20114017
|Authors:||Suyapa Silvia, Jonathan Blitstein, and Jason Williams: RTI International; Chris Ringwalt: Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE); Linda Dusenbury: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) (formerly Tanglewood Research, Inc.); William Hansen: Tanglewood Research, Inc.|
|Type of Product:||Evaluation Report|
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