Substance Abuse Prevention

Too Good for Drugs Grade 3 Kit

Third Graders join Otto Matic the Robot as they continue applying the decision making model and learn to set reachable goals. Otto teaches children how to make decisions, learn, and think on their own while they learn to identify and manage stress, communicate effectively, and develop interpersonal skills.

Item #A4300

$199.95

The Too Good toolkit includes everything you need to teach the lessons:

  • Teacher's Manual
  • 25 Student Workbooks
  • Mac's Choice Book
  • Otto Matic the Remote-Controlled Robot
  • I-Message CD

Curriculum features include:

  • Ten fully scripted 30 minute lessons. 
  • Measurable objectives and a list of materials needed to teach the lesson.
  • Teacher prompts and anticipated student responses keep the delivery easy, paced and on time.
  • Assessment materials to measure program effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, and student knowledge.
  • "Home Workout: Exercises for adults and kids," extends skill development and messages into the home for practice and reinforcement. 
  • "Looking for More?" with extending learning, recommended reading, and additional activities to reinforce important concepts and skills.
  • Program logic model including the program's research base and theory of change and the proven strategies incorporated into the lessons.
  • Strategies for building family and school connectedness to reinforce the healthy social and emotional development of the students in and out of school. 

Understanding the Logic Model

The Mendez Foundation developed Logic Models for Too Good to map out the Theory of Change and demonstrate graphically the assumptions that drive the learning and behavior change in Too Good. The logic model communicates an "if-then" message of what changes the program intends to produce. It helps to make the connections among the target group, goals, strategies, objectives and planned program results and lays out what the program is expected to achieve and how it is expected to work.

Too Good for Drugs K-8

Logic Model

Research Design

Each of the Too Good evaluation studies were conducted by third-party researchers and used randomized treatment-control group designs (pre-test/post-test, 20-week post-test, or one-year follow-up). The Researchers examined pre-test equivalence between treatment and control groups; potential bias of loss of student data over time; quality of program implementation; and estimates of reliability and validity of assessment tools.

The award-winning Too Good programs have undergone rigorous, independent evaluation studies to measure their effects on students' skills, attitudes, intentions, and behaviors. Studies have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national evaluation conferences. These studies demonstrate the effectiveness of Too Good.

Too Good for Drugs K-8 Research Reports

2000 Summary 2000 Full Report 2003 Summary 2003 Full Report

2007 Summary 2007 Full Report   2013 Summary

Organization/Agency TGFD K-8 TGFV K-8 TGFD&V High School
NREPP: National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs & Practices Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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Reviewed evaluation
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OJJDP: Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Promising program
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Exemplary program
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Exemplary program
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Promising Practices Network: Programs that Work Screened program
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Screened program
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Screened program
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SAMHSA: Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration  Model program Model program Model program
What Works Clearinghouse: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Science Positive effects on behavior Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values Positive effect on behavior & knowledge, attitudes & values

Awards

Too Good programs have earned recognition and acclaim for their impact in promoting safer and healthy youth and communities. 

  • Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association's (FADAA) Best Practices Award
  • The American Medical Association's National Congress on Adolescent Health
  • The President's Child Safety Partnership
  • Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities Shining Star Award
  • Our programs received a high rating in "Drug Strategies"

Other Recognition

Recognition for Too Good for Drugs™ in Drug Strategies "Making the Grade": "Some very strong elements in this very detailed, 10 session per year curriculum. Provides developmentally appropriate information about alcohol, tobacco and marijuana. Normative education activities creative and compelling, new ideas for games. Includes no-use pledge."

Recognition for Too Good for Violence in Drug Strategies "Safe Schools, Safe Students": "A delightful package of materials (that) complements this highly interactive 4-9 session program. Strongly focused on critical skill areas. Extremely detailed instructions for teachers. Very complete."

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