The research-based practices of the Developmental Designs approach are currently being used effectively in thousands of classrooms in 48 states and 14 countries.

“Data indicate that teachers are highly satisfied with the Developmental Designs approach and its various strategies as well as the professional development model used.”
—Dr. Vicki Schmitt, Middle Grades Research Journal, Fall 2011

“Rated a ‘Most Valuable’ professional development experience by nearly 100% of participants who complete a DD1 or DD2 workshop.”
—Dr. David Hough, ORION Research Group, Principal Investigator for Program Evaluations, Springfield, Missouri 

Whom We Serve

The Middle Grades Research Journal reports:
Schools choose the Developmental Designs approach to help them create and maintain a positive school environment, to promote self-management, and to increase academic achievement among adolescents.

More Supporting Research

Middle Grades Research Journal Summary Findings

Summary findings from the Fall 2011 issue of the Middle Grades Research Journal dedicated to examining the effectiveness of the Developmental Designs approach.