Grant recipient: Wake County Public School System
Term: 2015 –2019
Principal Investigators: Dina Bulgakov-Cooke, Ph. D., Wake County Public School System
Matthew Lenard, Wake County Public School System
Summary: This project is a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of a school-wide reform initiative, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), designed to increase academic achievement and reduce behavioral problems at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. MTSS is being scaled-up district-wide in Wake County, North Carolina, through a phased-in approach that will embed an RCT. Forty-four schools (the treatment group) began implementing MTSS in the 2015-2016 school year, and 44 schools (the control group) will implement it two years later. The study will measure math and English test scores, behavioral suspensions, and other outcomes over the two-year period using district administrative data.
The study’s pre-specified analysis plan is linked here.