Supporting High-Needs Elementary Students with the CW-FIT Program: Building for Scale and Sustainability

Children's Campus in Kansas City, home to Juniper Gardens

The goal of this project is to develop, implement, and evaluate scalable practices for an evidence-based, elementary school intervention: Class-Wide Function-related Intervention Teams (CW- FIT). CW-FIT uses a positively focused group contingency to increase academic engagement and academic competencies for high-needs students. Data collected from implementing partners will assist in identifying school-level assets and barriers to inform future expansion. The team will scale the CW-FIT intervention using District Coaching Model and Implementation Supports. This project seeks to improve student outcomes related to engagement and academic achievement along with teacher classroom management. A randomized trial, conducted by an independent evaluator, will compare outcomes for students in CW-FIT classes to students in classrooms implementing usual supports.

Project details

  • Primary Investigator: Howard Wills

  • Project start Date: 10/01/2019

  • Project finish Date: 09/30/2022



  • US Department of Education

  • Award Number: U411B190025