A self-rated memory survey item on the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS) performed poorly in comparison to objective measures of memory, signaling the need for caution in its use in survey research or primary care practice.
Students need more than proficiency in reading or math. Perseverance, active listening, empathy and good decision-making help kids succeed both academically and in life. Schools need access to high-quality social and emotional learning assessment measures to ensure programs will improve student learning and their futures.
More frequent contact with the mental health system, educational system, and Child Protective Services after a behavioral health evaluation may inform development of integrated care systems for children.
The Every Student Succeeds Act gives states and districts new opportunities to invest in school leadership. Looking at the evidence base on school leadership interventions can help inform policymakers' decisions.
This guide describes six types of school leadership interventions, summarizes common components of evidence-based interventions, and unpacks the relationships between the intervention activities and student outcomes.
Exposing teens to graphic anti-smoking posters may actually increase the risk that some start smoking. Some teens who viewed a poster depicting gruesome displays of smoking-caused diseases actually reported being more susceptible to cigarette smoking after viewing the displays during a shopping trip.
To analyze the effects of prevention and treatment programs on child welfare outcomes, RAND researchers modeled how different policy options would affect a child's pathway through the system, costs, and early adulthood outcomes.
RAND researchers' model of the child welfare system shows that increasing prevention while also increasing treatment improves system experience and long-term outcomes while paying for itself by reducing lifetime child welfare system costs.
RAND analysts tested performance measures of health-related quality of life to better understand the practical use of patient-reported outcome-based performance measures among elderly primary care patients with multiple chronic conditions.