Tools for Getting Along Together, offered by the University of Florida College of Education, provides a lesson-based approach to SEL. It includes programming for grades 4-5 and demonstrates evidence of effectiveness in grades 4-5. Translated materials are available in Spanish.
- Onsite in-person training
- Virtual training
- Offsite training
- Train the trainer model
- Administrator support
- 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 (published in 2012) supported the effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along for elementary school students. This evaluation included 1,152 grade 4 and 5 enrolled in schools in the US Southeast (white = 54%; Black = 35%; 79% of students qualified for free or reduced lunch). This evaluation found that students who participated in the program demonstrated higher self-reported social problem-solving skills compared to students in the comparison group (outcomes reported approximately 6 months after baseline).
Results from a randomized control trial published in 2016 supported the effectiveness of Tools for Getting Along for elementary school students. This evaluation (2016) was a replication study of the 2012 study and included 1,843 grade 4 and 5 enrolled in schools in the US Southeast (white = 70%, Black = 30%; 81% eligible for FRPL). The 2016 evaluation again found an increase in student self-reported social problem-solving skills compared to students in the comparison group (outcomes reported approximately 6 months after baseline).
- Black / African American
- Low income
- Percentage of students eligible for free or reduced price lunch: 81%
- 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
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- Accepted by CASEL
Daunic, A. P., Smith, S.W., Garvan, C.W., Barber, B.R., Becker, M.K., Peters, C.D., Taylor, G.G., Van Loan, C.L., Li, W., Naranjo, A.H. (2012). Reducing developmental risk for emotional/ behavioral problems: A randomized controlled trial examining the Tools for Getting Along. Journal of School Psychology, 50, 149-166.
Smith, S.W., Aydin, B., Van Loan, C.L., Barber, B.R., Taylor, G.G. (2016). Effect of Tools for Getting Along on student risk for emotional and behavioral problems in upper elementary classrooms: A replication study. School Psychology Review, 45, 73-92
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