Holistic Student Assessment (HSA) Retrospective Self-Change (RSC) survey

  • Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR)
  • November 8, 2022

Between Fall 2021 and Spring 2022, Playworks collaborated with Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR) to collect data across 8 regions involving 710 4th and 5th graders in schools offering both Playworks’ Coach program and Playworks’ TeamUp program. Junior Coaches completed the Holistic Student Assessment (HSAR) Retrospective Self-Change (RSC) survey which measures 14 social and emotional outcomes. Junior Coaches read specific statements and rated how they felt now compared to before becoming a Junior Coach. 


Partnerships in Education and Resilience (PEAR)

PEAR staff analyzed the data using several statistical analysis methods. They looked at the mean score for all Junior Coaches and ran a statistical test to determine if the change was statistically significant–meaning it did not happen by random change but rather can be attributed to participation in the program

Key Findings: 
  • Youth participating in the Playworks Junior Coach Program reported statistically significant positive change on all 14 scales of the survey.
  • These scales are: active orientation, emotional control, assertiveness, perseverance, trust, empathy, reflection, and optimism.
Additional Findings:

In addition to the analysis conducted on all Junior Coaches, the PEAR team conducted both Within Group and Between Group Analysis.

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