In this project, the Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools and RAND will use multiple randomized controlled trials (RCT) to determine the impact of two programs: School Wide Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (SW-PBIS) and Restorative Justice (RJ), separately and in combination. The sample includes up to 21 middle schools and up to 48 elementary schools. They will examine the impact of these interventions on school climate, safety, attendance, achievement, and bias in disciplinary expulsions. The study will include a cost-effectiveness evaluation.
This project contains a research and/or development component, as defined in the applicable law, and complies with Part 200 Uniform Requirements 2 CFR 200.210(a) (14). ca/ncf