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School Psychologists: Improving Student and School Outcomes
Read evidence of the positive impact of school psychologists' efforts.

Research on School Security
See research evidence on the impact on students of school security measures such as security guards, metal detectors, and surveillance cameras.

Effective Specialized Instructional Support Services
See research bullets on various pupil services professions, prepared by the National Alliance of Specialized Instructional Support Personnel.

Accountability Assessment Alternative Indicators
Review measures and results from research on the antecedents of academic achievement.

Mental Health and Academic Achievement
Access research evidence on the positive relationship between mental health and academic achievement.

Effective School Discipline Policy and Practice
Read the handout from the Congressional Briefing, Effective School Discipline Policy and Practice: Supporting Student Learning, that took place on April 18, 2013.

Safe, Supportive Conditions for Learning
Download the research handout from the Congressional Briefing, Safe, Supportive Conditions for Learning: Making Connections for Student Success, on November 17, 2011.

Dating Violence
Download the research summary prepared for the Office of the Vice President of the United States in the fall of 2011.

Enhancing Conditions for Learning
Download the research handout from the Senate Briefing, Enhancing Conditions for Student Learning and Academic Achievement through Social, Emotional, and Character Development, on May 12, 2011.

Meeting the Needs of Military, Foster, and Homeless Children
Download the research handout from the Congressional Briefing, Learning and Social—Emotional Supports for Students Experiencing Family Transitions: Meeting the Needs of Military, Foster, and Homeless Children, on November 17, 2010

Alternative Assessments Based on Modified Academic Achievement Standards
Review the research evidence and general information about these alternative assessments

School Mental Health Services: Fact Sheet
Download the handout from the Senate Briefing, Removing Barriers to Learning: The Role of School-Employed Mental Health Service Providers, on March 21, 2006.

Mental Health and Mental Health Care Among Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Download the handout from Congresswoman Napolitano's Mental Health Panel at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute on October 1, 2007.

Media Violence and Children
View selected research on the relationship between media violence and children.

School-Based Violence Prevention Programs
Read a brief summary of research support for the effectiveness of universal school-based violence prevention programs.