SMART Research - Typical & Disadvantaged Adolescents
The earliest published evidence for SMART™ was born in a randomized control trial (RCT) measuring gist-reasoning abilities of students in typical middle school classrooms.
Effects of Higher-order Cognitive Strategy Training on Gist Reasoning and Fact-learning in Adolescents
Findings from this randomized controlled trial (RCT) suggest students can significantly improve gist-reasoning and fact-learning abilities by engaging in SMART™ strategies to support the ability to abstract meaning.
By measuring a variety of critical skills for higher-order learning, this study examines the effects of SMART™ Brain Training on gist reasoning and fact recall among middle school students.
Higher-order Executive Function in Middle School: Training Teachers to Enhance Cognition in Young Adolescents
Using the SMART™ protocol, this study investigated outcomes from providing short-term, intensive training to middle school teachers by measuring evidence of higher-order executive function in their students.
Findings from this study indicate that training higher-order executive functions using SMART™ Brain Training can strengthen inhibitory control among middle school students.