Research Summaries

Read the latest research findings on a variety of topics in these research summaries created by NASP leaders and staff.

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

Enhancing Conditions for Learning 
Download an updated version of the research handout from the Senate Briefing, Enhancing Conditions for Student Learning and Academic Achievement through Social, Emotional, and Character Development.

Safe, Supportive Conditions for Learning
View an updated version of the research handout from the Congressional Briefing, Safe, Supportive Conditions for Learning: Making Connections for Student Success

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

Creating Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Supportive Policies and Practices for Learning 
See the research summary from the GW/NASP Public Policy Institute. 

Effective School Discipline Policy and Practice
Read the handout from the Congressional Briefing, Effective School Discipline Policy and Practice: Supporting Student Learning.

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

Supporting Students' Resilience in the School and Community 
Read research on the impact of social and emotional learning, prevention and mental health promotion, mindfulness, and positive psychology. 

Supports for Students Experiencing Family Transitions
Read research on how to meet the needs of military, foster, and homeless children. 

Dating Violence: Prevalence, Consequences, Risk Factors, and Prevention
Download an updated version of the research summary prepared for the Office of the Vice President of the United States.