The Foundation has funded several innovative classroom interventions designed to alter settings in ways that result in positive outcomes for the youth within them.

In order to change a setting for the better, we need to first understand how that setting works. To that end, we have developed a theoretical framework to guide our intervention research and funded a number of studies on the development of reliable and valid measures of classroom processes. Strong theory and good measures are critical components in the development of a thorough understanding of settings.