Long-term Effects of the Positive Action Program
Objective: To report long-term effectiveness of the Positive Action program.
Methods: Used matched-schools design and school-level achievement and disciplinary data to evaluate program effects on student performance and behavior in elementary schools.
Results: Participation in the Positive Action program improved student behavior, school involvement, and academic achievement at all 3 levels of schools, with the results showing a clear dose-response relationship.
Conclusion: Results provide clear evidence that a coherent, comprehensive, and integrated program can have enduring effects in multiple domains.