BASE Education

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Program description

BASE Education provides a lesson-based approach to SEL. It includes programming for K-12 and demonstrates evidence of effectiveness at grades 6-8. Additionally, BASE Education is facilitated largely online with guidance for bringings topics from lessons into classroom discussion. Translated materials for BASE Education are available in 53 languages, including Spanish, Hindi, Indonesian, Arabic, Chinese, Mandarin, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Malay, Norwegian, Persian, Pashto, Polish, Somali, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Bengali, Amharic, Afrikaans, Albanian, Azerbaijani, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Estonian, Georgian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hungarian, Latvian, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Swahili, Urdu, Dari.

      • SEL lessons
      • SEL generalization
      • Adult SEL
      • Activities and Resources for Home
    • Onsite in-person training
    • Virtual training
    • Offsite training
    • Train the trainer model
    • Administrator support
    • Coaching
    • Technical assistance
    • Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
    • Online resource library
    • Self-report tools for monitoring implementation
    • Observational tools
    • Tools for measuring student success

Evidence of effectiveness

Results from a randomized control trial (RCT) conducted in 2019 supported the effectiveness of BASE Education for middle school students in two states. This evaluation included 283 students in two schools who were in grades 6-8 (Black = 44%, White = 38%, Latinx = 44%, Other = 13%). This evaluation found that students who participated in the program demonstrated significantly higher teacher-reported school engagement compared to students in the comparison group (outcomes reported five weeks after baseline while controlling for outcome pretest). Given that the significant findings were teacher-reported and not student-reported, BASE Education is designated as Promising.

  • Evidence shown in grades
    6, 7, 8
    School characteristics
      • Midwest
      • West
    Student characteristics
    • Black / African American
    • White
    • Multi-racial / other
    Percentage Low Income
    • Not Specified
    Study design type
    • RCT
    Greater than 350 students included in study design type
    • No
    Multiple school districts included at study design type
    • No
    • Improved academic performance
    • Reduced emotional distress
    • Improved identity development and agency
    • Reduced problem behaviors
    • Improved school climate
    • Improved school connectedness
    • Improved social behaviors
    • Improved teaching practices
    • Improved other SEL skills and attitudes

How does BASE Education support SEL implementation across multiple settings?

“All courses are offered in 3 versions, the student version (self-guided), instructional (for the classroom), and parent/ guardian (for families). The program can be used fully remote, in-person, or hybrid learning; this flexible delivery makes Global SEL, Mental Health Enrichment, & Intervention possible in all situations.”

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  • Accepted by CASEL
  • DeRosier, M. E., Childress, D., Kocher, K., & Ma, L. (2020). Impact of a school-based universal mental health education intervention for adolescents. Unpublished manuscript, BASE Education Company, Greenwood Village, Colorado.

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