ISD RESEARCH

Delta-Schoolcraft ISD (DSISD) developed Take the Challenge - Take Charge, a preschool - high school media reduction program that uses the S.M.A.R.T. curriculum and other resources including reading, writing, math, science and technology activities. The DSISD has implemented Take the Challenge in over thirty schools and conducted playground observations in nine schools. The average decrease in student aggression on the playground was 55 percent. There was also a 48 percent decrease in negative classroom behavior. Schools that were implementing the curriculum during the state assessment saw an increase in math and writing achievement at the elementary level. A Youth Correctional Center implemented the program and saw a 43 percent decrease in aggressive incidents.


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