An Evidence-Based Approach
Family-school partnership researchers, including lead consultant Susan Sheridan, have evaluated TAPP using numerous experimental and case studies. The research findings are clear: the TAPP process consistently enhances children’s academic, social and behavioral outcomes.
One study, a large-scale randomized trial across 82 classrooms, found that students whose teachers and parents participated in the TAPP process demonstrated greater increases in adaptive behavior and social skills than students whose teachers and parents did not participate in TAPP.
Criteria set by the American Psychological Association’s Division 16 concluded that TAPP—relative to other parent consultation models—provided the strongest evidence for producing significant school-related outcomes.