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Rural Schools Research

RK-12: Rural Schools Research is a 4-year research project funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice.

RK-12 will finalize and pilot the Idaho Rural Implementation Model, which is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of rural schools when implementing evidence-based practices such as Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS). The model is currently being tested through a randomized controlled trial in 40 schools. Aims of RK-12 are to understand factors associated with the implementation of positive school-wide changes, and to examine the impact on climate, safety, behavior, and other outcomes for students.