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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.

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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