Is there proof that character development works in K-12 schools?
If so, to what extent?
What kind of character development gets the best results?
You don’t have to be a social scientist, educator or character expert to know the answers to these questions. It is easy to look at our schools and, by the academic and behavioral statistics, measure outcomes and see what works. We know that many of our schools are broken, yet some with similar locations and demographics, achieve excellent results. These schools have something many schools generally lack.
Character.org is the industry's leading character development advocate, which certifies character development in National Schools of Character (NSOC). NSOC outperform other similar schools in important areas, as can be seen in several key statistics below:
For a more detailed look at the statistics for NSOC, go to National Schools of Character.