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AERA’s Validation of Envision Your Future as a Social-Emotional Learning Intervention

April 27, 2023

We are very pleased to have Envision Your Future recognized by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) and our program’s ability to make a positive difference for our children and their educators. This is a great example of the kind of work we want to highlight.

The American Education Research Association (AERA) comprises 25,000 faculty, researchers, and distinguished professionals who are concerned with improving the educational process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education.

Results indicate that students who engaged in the EYF curriculum saw significantly stronger academic performance based on school grades and reading test scores. For 8th grade in particular, those who had the EYF condition had better grades in Q2 controlling for Q1 in nearly every course (except Yearbook) and this difference was statistically significant for Algebra I (F1,24 = 14.5444, p < .001). Students in the EYF condition also performed significantly better on the Spring (Q2) reading standardized test scores (Effect Size = .27, p < .01), with the largest differences also for 8th graders, but positive trends in all grades.

~ AERA SEL SIG: Emerging Research and Practice in SEL

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