Distilling Practice Elements for School-Based Practices and Programs that Improve Social and Behavioral Outcomes: A Meta-Analysis

InvestigatorsBryce D. McLeod Ph.D. & Kevin Sutherland Ph.D.

Funding: IES Exploration R305A140487

Years: 2022-2025

Total Budget: $1,318,524 

In collaboration with Kevin Sutherland (School of Education, VCU), we will use the Distillation and Matching Model to synthesize the literature focused on models and practices designed to improve the social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of elementary students. The application of the Distillation and Matching Model to the elementary literature represents the next step in a program of research designed to produce actionable information about common elements that researchers and stakeholders (administrators, teachers) can use to develop and evaluate tailored interventions. Accomplishment of the study aims will lead to an IES Development and Innovation project focused on the development of a decision support and implementation toolkit to inform the selection and implementation of interventions tailored to meet the unique SEB needs of elementary students within specific authentic school contexts.