The Center for School Evaluation, Intervention and Training (CSEIT) collaborates with various local, state and higher education institutions across the country via a series of federally funded grants and partnerships. Through these partnerships, CSEIT works to apply research-based tools and evidence-based practices that can address student, family and community outcomes.
Please find below the list of current and previous research projects of the Center:
CSEIT works with high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system to conduct longitudinal research on interventions for the whole school, groups of students, and specific students and families.
CSEIT works in partnership with the University of Oregon on a collaborative research project. This four year project is funded by the Institute for Education Science, at the U.S. Department of Education. High schools face tremendous challenges in their attempts to provide students with the academic and social skills needed to succeed in the adult world. A three-tiered model of support, school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) has been shown to be effective in enhancing the social and academic success of students in middle and high schools. However, its use in high schools has not been widespread.
The purpose of this project is to:
Identify factors that contribute to the success or failure of implementation of SWPBS in high schools
Develop a model to guide implementation of SWPBS in high schools
Preliminarily evaluate the effects of the model on important student outcomes
CSEIT in collaboration with the Illinois Positive Behavior Support Network (IL-PBIS) was implementing a federally funded Partnership in Character Education project in the northern, central, southern and Chicago regions of the state. This partnership provided a comprehensive three tiered model of prevention consisting of character education through self-determination as well as positive behavioral and academic supports for high schools.
CSEIT is working with the Illinois Positive Behavior Support Network and the University of Kansas on a joint research effort funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The partners are currently involved in successful implementation of the above components in Illinois and Kansas and will apply tools and practices that have proven effective for improving outcomes for individual students with complex needs.