Finally… An effective way to identify root causes and target interventions
For students to do well in school they have to be mentally, physically and emotionally prepared to learn. Even the best teachers, technology and curriculum are unlikely to have a significant impact on academic performance until students are healthy, safe, engaged, and supported, and understand the value of school for themselves.
So how do we ensure that every student has the support and skills they need to be successful in school? By focusing on students’ resiliency.
Research led by Boston university Professor V. Scott Solberg has shown that:
- Among matched groups of students, resiliency is the key factor in determining why one group succeeds academically while the other does not.
- Six interrelated resiliency skills can be measured and taught.
- When students’ resiliency increases, their academic performance improves,
- along with their attendance and behavior.
The Success Highways research-based program provides educators with action-able data so they can analyze the root causes of disengagement and identify students for RtI tiers.
- Validated resiliency assessments measure students’ resiliency aptitude while comprehensive reports provide insight into the specific social-emotional issues students may be struggling with.
- Standards-aligned curriculum for grades 6-10 provides the pedagogical framework for educators to enhance students’ academic resiliency.
- Professional development builds school capacity to actively teach resiliency and increase academic achievement.