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Co-nect

625 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
http://www.co-nect.net

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Contact Information:
Jessica Swicea
Sales Department Associate
617.995.3103
info@co-nect.net

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Moderate Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School

Urban
Suburban

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

Co-nect helps schools work through a structured process of school improvement, the ultimate focus of which is high quality teaching and learning. Co-nect's training and consulting services are supported by a suite of diagnostic tools, on-line learning modules, and other teaching resources.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, GED, Mentoring/Tutoring, Service Learning, Substance Abuse, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 1992
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2009

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort
  • Low commitment to school

Family factors

  • Low socioeconomic status

Community factors

  • Family composition/socioeconomic status

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement
  • Involvement with positive peer activities
  • Perception of support from adults and peers

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

The annual cost range of the program is $25,000 - $100,000.

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

Federal Agencies
State Agencies
Local/City/County Agencies
School Districts

Teachers
Counselors
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Instructional Texts/Manuals
Computer/Internet Based

BBN Corporation

Evaluation Information:

Six Co-nect schools in Florida showed higher achievement on state mandated testing than the state as a whole. The proficient level in reading for 4th graders increased from 44 percent to 64 percent in two years.

How evaluation data was collected:
Outside experimental studies
Data collected and analyzed at school/district level
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level

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