Primary Outcomes (end points)
A. Administrative outcomes
1) Outcome 1: Academic outcomes - We plan to evaluate the impact of meditation on academic outcomes, for example as measured by GPA, standardized test scores, and attendance. We will leverage existing data-sharing agreements between the University of Chicago Urban Labs and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to collect these data.
2) Outcome 2: Behavioral outcomes - We will look at behavioral outcomes as measured by in-school disciplinary infractions and out of school arrests, victimization and violence involvement. Again, we will work with CPS to collect these data through our existing data sharing agreements. We will also work with the Chicago Police Department to use administrative arrests and victimization for this study.