RAND Transform Me Project

Teenagers and teacher in classroom, photo by Wavebreak Media/Adobe Stock

Photo by Wavebreak Media/Adobe Stock

Are you looking for resources to support your students’ well-being and help them develop life and social skills? Do you work in a school that serves 9th and 10th grade students?

RAND, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization, is conducting a research study to learn about how a new curriculum designed to meet the specific needs of adolescents can help 9th and 10th grade students and educators increase self-confidence, build and maintain healthy relationships, increase academic excellence, and find success both in and out of school. The curriculum, called Transform Me, is offered through Imagine Purpose, a CASEL-aligned SEL solution provided by Imagine Learning.

Learn more about the Transform Me course

We are looking for schools serving 9th and 10th grade students to participate in this three-year study. Educators in participating schools will be randomly selected to use the curriculum in the 2024–2025 school year or in the 2025–2026 school year. Participating educators will be asked to complete a 10-minute survey, administer a 15-minute survey to their students, and participate in a one-day (or two half-day) virtual professional development sessions about the curriculum.

The curriculum and professional development will be provided at no cost. Educators who are selected to participate will receive $200 in gift cards. Schools will receive a donation of $500 to help coordinate the study with the RAND team.

Talk to your leadership team to see if this is right for your school. If you would like to learn more, fill out the interest survey. Within 24 hours, a member of the study team will reply to set up a time to share more information about participation and answer your questions.