This new tool has been field-tested across several school districts and private schools along the east coast. This group of 50+ teachers along with their students participated in a study to assess the impact of IvySCIP on social and emotional learning (SEL) instruction and student SEL outcomes. Teacher and student pairs were divided into two groups. Group A had access to IvySCIP for 20 weeks and Group B only had access to IvySCIP for 10 weeks starting in the 11th week of the study.

After only 10 weeks educators in Group A who had used the IvySCIP reported improvements in student SEL behaviors on several validated measures. Those students continued to make gains throughout the 20 week intervention.

Students in Group B whose educators did not use IvySCIP did not make the same type of significant gains for the first 10 weeks.  IvySCIP was then introduced for this group in the 11th week and students’ outcomes improved. For more information on pilot study outcomes and research, click here.

Research and development of the IvySCIP is supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program contracts (ED-IES- 15-C-0009 and ED-IES-16-C-0015) awarded to 3C Institute and Ivymount School and Programs. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.