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Positive Action

About This Resource

Positive Action is one example of a school-wide positive behavior program, aimed at improving social and emotional learning and school climate. Positive Action consists of a detailed curriculum of approximately 140 short lessons throughout the school year in K-6th grades and 82 lessons in 7th-8th grades. School climate components of the program reinforce the classroom curriculum and include training and professional development for teachers, resource coordination, and incentives for positive behavior. (Source)

Washingnton State Institute of Promising Practices benefit-cost report (rated: Evidence-Based)

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Blueprints Registry
Crime Solutions from National Institute of Justice Registry

Rating: Effective


National Dropout Prevention Center Registry

Rating: Strong Evidence


Washington State Institute for Public Policy Registry

Rating: Evidence-Based


What Works Clearinghouse Registry



Cost Information


Who This Resource Is For


  • Academic Support
  • Behavioral Health
  • Marijuana Use Prevention
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Substance Use Prevention
  • Support Tier: 

  • Tier 1
  • Age Range: 

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
  • Language: 

  • English
  • Ethnicity: 

  • Not Specified / Any
  • Community Type: 

  • Inner City
  • Rural
  • Suburban
  • Tribal
  • Urban