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Below is an assortment of outcomes from peer-reviewed journal articles.



Improved Student Well-Being

Teacher reports from the Hawaii study indicated sizable improvements in students' well-being.



Reduced Violent Behaviors

Researchers documented a remarkable reduction in violent behaviors during the course of the Hawaii study.



Improved Absenteeism

School records indicated a sizable improvement in the rate of absenteeism.



Reduced Student Anxiety

Improved mental health was one of several standout outcomes from Chicago Public Schools study.



Improved Academic Motivation

Researchers observed a moderate improvement in the teacher ratings of students' academic motivation.



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Other organizations such as the U.S. Department of Education and CASEL have also conducted independent reviews of the data.

Implementation data is the result of a longitudinal randomized-controlled trial of the Positive Action program.

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