Effectiveness of Creating Positive Relationships

Effectiveness of Creating Positive Relationships’ high school program is demonstrated through the responses of high school students across all schools and groups of students. Although the high schools are not identified in these results, it is important to note that there is a wide variety in the demographic makeup of the students represented in this data.


Student responses to an open-ended question are scored with a rubric that measures overall impact of CPR’s five-day high school program. Each student response is graded with a single score of 0, 1, 2 or 3. The high school scoring rubric gives meaning to the results. Below is a simplified version of this scoring rubric.


Specific ‘evidence’ that the student not only understands, but firmly believes and/or has adopted the values/lessons taught in the program.


Suggests strong support for the program or message, but may not “demonstrate” personal adoption of the values/lessons taught in the program.


Mention of any of the following or similar: liked CPR or instructor; gained knowledge; considered what was taught.


Unmoved by CPR message/program.

A score of 2 or 3 is CPR’s goal with a 3 being admittedly hard to achieve. A score of 1, although complimentary, does not indicate that a student has necessarily adopted the values being taught. A score of 0 indicates that the student is unmoved by CPR’s message/program.

Less than 2% of the 2,156 high school students that received CPR’s high school program in the Indianapolis area indicated that they were unmoved by CPR’s message/program. CPR is extremely proud of the fact that more than 98% of the students were receptive to what was taught. And of that percentage, 83% demonstrated that the program was not simply something they enjoyed or appreciated, but rather it had a positive impact on them.

More information about CPR’s High School Evaluation and/or student results can be obtained by contacting our office. CPR is currently in the process of piloting new assessments for grades 6-8 and we look forward to sharing the results of that data in the future.


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