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Behavioral, Emotional, and Social Training: Competent Learners Achieving School Success (BEST in CLASS)

About This Resource

A classroom-based intervention, delivered by teachers, designed to prevent emotional and behavioral disorders in high-risk children. The program is rated Effective. Intervention group children showed statistically significant improvement in behaviors, social and behavioral competence, and student-teacher relationships, compared with control group children. Intervention group teachers showed statistically significant improvements in instructional practices, compared with control group teachers.

Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


Cost Information: 

No cost information available

Who This Resource Is For


  • Behavioral Health
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 2
  • Age Range: 

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • African American/Black
  • Asian
  • Hispanic/Latino
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
  • White
  • Other
  • Community Type: 

  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Urban