Classroom Conduct

School misconduct, which includes disruptive behaviors and incidents that lead to suspension or expulsion are related to other negative outcomes, such as poor academic performance, truancy and dropping out of high school (Lippman & Rivers, 2008).

At the program level, assessing success may be done by comparing responses on a questionnaire at program intake, at later intervals, and/or at exit between participants and non-participants.  It is also meaningful to compare mean scores for the current cohort (those who entered the program at the same time in the current year) with those of previous cohorts or examine data obtained from previous years or quarters on the same cohort.

By Urban Institute

Surveys / Assessments


Sources Cited

Lippman, L. & Rivers, A. (2008). Assessing School Engagement: A Guide for Out-of-School-Time Program Practitioners. Research-to-Results Brief, #2008-39.