The benefits of teaching social skills can be readily measured by several means. A method frequently used in studies is the analysis office referrals (Thompson, Ruma, & Nelson 1998). Data may be compared between statistics from year to year. Employing the Osiris attendance system, school administrators can analyze not only the number of referrals, but also the reasons that required their interventions. The data may also be analyzed to document a reduction in disciplinary problems, detentions and referrals to Saturday schools.
Scale of Social Competence and School Adjustment for Adolescents can
be utilized to secure a numerical rating of either the school’s
or a specific classroom's learning environment. Comparing the Scale's
findings may document improvement before and after the implementation
of the project's teaching techniques.
Teachers may elect for students to create individual portfolios of the lessons taught in their classroom. On our page of downloads from this web site, we have included a student record form that would be included as a directory for this collection of student work. A record form for teachers is also available.