Title:  WWC Review of the Report "Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks: Selected Results from Cohort 1"
Description: The 2012 study, Findings from a Randomized Experiment of Playworks: Selected Results from Cohort 1, examined whether Playworks, a program that utilizes full-time coaches to provide structured play opportunities during recess and class time, reduces the number of disciplinary referrals in 25 low-income elementary schools in five U.S. cities during the 201011 school year. The Playworks program includes three main components: structured recess activities, class game time, and the junior coach program. This study is a well-implemented randomized controlled trial with low attrition at the school level, and the research described in the report meets WWC evidence standards without reservations.
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Cover Date: April 2013
Web Release: May 1, 2013
Publication #: WWC SSR217
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: WWC
Type of Product: Single Study Review
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Single Study Review, please contact:
Joy Lesnick.