Assessing the Evidence for Integrated Student Supports

Closing educational achievement gaps is central to improving social mobility and increasing opportunity. Integrated student supports (ISS) is one promising approach for promoting academic success that is taking hold in communities across the country.

But what are integrated student supports, and are they effective at improving educational outcomes? Child Trends did a comprehensive examination of the research and evidence base for ISS, and its potential to help a range of disadvantaged, marginalized, or struggling students. Here are the results.

White Paper

Integrated Student Supports: A Summary of the Evidence Base for Policymakers

Full Report

Making the Grade: Assessing the Evidence for Integrated Student Supports


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ISS elements

ISS reach




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