Scaling Psychological Insights to Help Students

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Date and Time: 
Monday, October 8, 2018
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
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I will review research exploring the mechanisms underlying two effective, replicated, psychologically-informed, low-cost education interventions.  The first focuses on parent misbeliefs regarding their students’ school absences (N=28,080).  The second focuses on informing parents of actions they can take at home to support student success (N=6,976).  I will then discuss on-going efforts to scale both interventions around the US, one of which has been rapidly adopted while the other has not.  Finally, I will discuss why the adoption of these two effective interventions has varied so widely.