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Evaluating a statewide anonymous reporting system for students and multidisciplinary response teams: Methods for a randomized trial

NCJ Number
International Journal of Educational Research Volume: 110 Dated: 2021
Al Stein-Seroussi ; Sean Hanley; Marguerite Grabarek; Tricia Woodliff
Date Published
10 pages

This article describes a research team's methods for assessing the implementation and outcomes of Nevada’s Departments of Education and Public Safety’s statewide anonymous tipline for students to report potentially harmful events, supported by multidisciplinary teams in all schools and local law enforcement agencies in response and follow up.


Schools throughout the country are seeking effective ways to prevent a wide array of events that may pose physical, mental, and social threats to students and staff. The Nevada research team’s evaluation of the statewide tiplines for schools involves a multi-method research approach that includes the collection of program data about tips and responses, annual surveys of multidisciplinary teams, interviews and focus groups with local stakeholders, and the collection of district-level extant data. (publisher abstract modified)