Academic Research

There is a growing body of evidence that Leader in Me positively impacts academics. This should come as no surprise to those familiar with the research showing that effective social-emotional learning enhances academic achievement. When the social and emotional skills of students are developed, along with those of the staff, students tend to achieve higher academically. Moreover, Leader in Me specifically equips schools to focus and execute on academic growth targets through a goal achievement process called the 4 Disciplines of Execution, and by improving the instructional practices of teachers.

Academic Achievement

Leader in Me schools help students and staff build the skills and competencies necessary for student achievement.

Dr. K. Cummins (2015), University Of Louisiana At Lafayette

A mixed methods study on the Leader in Me process: How does fostering student leadership capacity influence behavior, efficacy, and achievement?

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Dr. Dethlefs, Dr. Green, Dr. Molapo, Dr. Opsa, & Yang, M.A. (2017), University Of Northern Iowa

Leadership, goal setting, and self-regulation: An action research study

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Dr. Corcoran, Reily, & Dr. Ross (2014), John Hopkins University

Achievement outcomes of the Leader in Me (TLIM) program

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A. Lynn, M.A., (2015), California State University-San Marcos

Character in the classroom: How the Leader in Me affects student performance

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Dr. Dick, Dr. Burstein, Bergeron (2017), Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The Leader in Me evaluation: Phase 1

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Dr. Pascale, Dr. Ohlson, Dr. Lee (2016), University Of N. Florida

The habits of highly effective schools: Analyzing the impact of Leader in Me schools in Florida

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Dr. Wilkens & Dr. Wilmore (2015), Texas A&M University

Does Implementing an emotional intelligence program guarantee student achievement?

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Dr. Pascale, Dr. Ohlson, Dr. Lee (2016), University Of N. Florida

The habits of highly effective schools: Analyzing the impact of Leader in Me schools in Florida

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Teaching Efficacy

Leader in Me prepares and supports teachers to create goal centered, student-led classrooms that empower students to lead their own learning.

Dr. K. Cummins (2015), University Of Louisiana At Lafayette

A mixed methods study on the Leader in Me process: How does fostering student leadership capacity influence behavior, efficacy, and achievement?

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Dr. C. Tidd (2016), Walden University

Staff perceptions of the effect of the Leader in Me on student motivation and peer relationships in elementary school

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Dr. Robyn Stella (2013), Gardnerwebb University

Program evaluation of a school leadership program in an elementary school

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Dr. T. Platt (2014), University Of Missouri-Kansas City

Implementing a student-regulated learning tool in reading: A heuristic case study

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Dr. S. Ross (2012), Johns Hopkins University

Implementation quality and outcomes of the Leader in Me Program: Case studies at two diverse elementary schools

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Dr. Pascale, Dr. Ohlson, Dr. Lee (2016), University Of N. Florida

The habits of highly effective schools: Analyzing the impact of Leader in Me schools in Florida

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Dr. Robyn Stella (2013), Gardnerwebb University

Program evaluation of a school leadership program in an elementary school

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Dr. Robyn Stella (2013), Gardnerwebb University

Program evaluation of a school leadership program in an elementary school

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Student-Led Achievement

Leader in Me empowers our students with the mindsets, skills, and supportive environment they need to lead their academic achievement.

Dr. K. Cummins (2015), University Of Louisiana At Lafayette

A mixed methods study on the Leader in Me process: How does fostering student leadership capacity influence behavior, efficacy, and achievement?

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Dr. Corcoran, Reily, & Dr. Ross (2014), John Hopkins University

Achievement outcomes of the Leader in Me (TLIM) program

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Dr. T. Platt (2014), University Of Missouri-Kansas City

Implementing a student-regulated learning tool in reading: A heuristic case study

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Dr. S. Caracelo (2012), Walden University

Evaluating a student leadership program’s impact on elementary students’ behavior and academic achievement

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Dr. C. Tidd (2016), Walden University

Staff perceptions of the effect of the Leader in Me on student motivation and peer relationships in elementary school

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Dr. B. Bryant (2016), Capella University

The experiences of educators applying the Leader in Me initiative to their classrooms

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Dr. Dethlefs, Dr. Green, Dr. Molapo, Dr. Opsa, & Yang, M.A. (2017), University Of Northern Iowa

Leadership, goal setting, and self-regulation: An action research study

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The academic studies were conducted by the following colleges and universities

Arizona State University (1)

California State University (1)

Capella University (2)

College of St. Rose (1)

Dordt College (1)

Eötvös Loránd University (1)

Gardner-Webb University (1)

Johns Hopkins University (2)

Lamar University (1)

Missouri Baptist University (1)

Northwest Missouri State University (1)

St. John’s University (1)

Texas A&M (1)

University of Alberta (2)

University of Louisiana at Lafayette (2)

University of Michigan (2)

University of Missouri (1)

University of North Florida (2)

University of Northern Iowa (2)

University of Pécs (1)

University of S. Mississippi (1)

Virginia Commonwealth University (1)

Walden University (1)

Wingate University (1)

Leader in Me is endorsed by CASEL as an evidence-based social-emotional learning process (K–6).

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