Independent Review of INSIGHTS

What Independent Reviewers Say About INSIGHTS

As our mission statement says, INSIGHTS Intervention provides evidence-based services. What does that mean? The effectiveness of INSIGHTS’ temperament-based strategies were tested in three randomized clinical trials that were funded by the Institute of Education Sciences and the National Institutes of Health.

To test the effectiveness of INSIGHTS, schools were randomly assigned to the INSIGHTS program or an attention control group that received a supplemental reading program. See how INSIGHTS works. Details about our findings are available in our published articles.

Several independent reviews also have examined INSIGHTS. See what they say:

• INSIGHTS is in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), an evidence-based repository and review system which is part of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The registry is designed to help the public learn more about the evidence-based programs and practices that are available to meet their needs, and each program included has been independently assessed and rated by certified NREPP reviewers.

• The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) deemed INSIGHTS as promising based on this publication.

What Works Clearinghouse from the Institute of Education Sciences also reviewed our first report on shy children. They declared that INSIGHTS meets their standards without reservations.

Crime Solutions from the National Institute of Justice has rated INSIGHTS as effective.

• The Rand Corporation, supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, conducted an intensive case study of INSIGHTS. See pages 20-26 of their report.