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Program Evaluated Becoming a Responsible Teen (BART)
Evidence of Effectiveness No
Study Rating and Explanation HighRandom assignment study that met all criteria for a high rating; findings show no positive, statistically significant impact on a relevant behavioral outcome measure for either the full sample or key subgroup
Review Date May 2014

Program Information

Program Type

Sexuality education
Program Type is Programs for special populations Programs for special populations
Youth development

Program Length

Fewer than 10 sessions
Program Length is 10 to 20 sessions 10 to 20 sessions
More than 20 sessions

Evaluation Setting

After school/community-based
Health clinic
Elementary school
Middle school
High school
Multiple settings
Evaluation Setting is Specialized setting Specialized setting
Details: Juvenile justice facilities

Study Sample

Average Age Group

13 or younger
Average Age Group is 14 to 17 14 to 17
18 or 19

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group

Majority Racial/Ethnic Group is African American African American


Both genders
Gender is Female only Female only
Male only
Juvenile justice youth

Research Design

Assignment Method Cluster randomized controlled trial
Sample Size 333
Number of Follow-Ups 1
Length of Last Follow-Up 9

Study Findings

Sexual Initiation/Abstinence Not measured
Recent Sexual Activity Not measured
Number of Sexual Partners Not measured
Frequency of Sexual Activity Not measured
Contraceptive Use and/or Consistency 0
Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or HIV 0
Pregnancy or Birth Not measured