The SMART Center routinely conducts evaluations of new and existing programs, practices, and policies that are focused on student social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing. Activities involve both the integration of existing datasets (e.g., district administrative data) as well as collection of novel quantitative (e.g., survey) and qualitative (e.g., focus groups; interviews) information. Analyses are frequently multilevel (students, educators, buildings, districts) and employ mixed methods to combine qualitative and quantitative data to address evaluation questions developed in collaboration with community partners.
Examples of programs that have been the focus of SMART Center TACore evaluation projects include:
- Seattle Public Schools / City of Seattle Office of Education Family Support Worker Program
- Seattle Public Schools / Public Health of Seattle-King County School-Based Health Centers
- Seattle Public Schools’ Minority Engagement and Discipline Reduction program.
- Lake Washington Schools’ Social Emotional Learning programs.
- Ontario, Canada, BRISC implementation and outcomes evaluation
- Skagit County, WA, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports implementation evaluation