Botvin LifeSkills Training Program Aligned to Common Core


October 29, 2013

Botvin LifeSkills Training Program Aligned to Common Core

WHITE PLAINS, NY – Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST), the leading evidence-based prevention program used in schools, has produced an easy-to-use Common Core Alignment for their Middle School program. These correlate to all four ELA Anchor Standards (reading, writing, language, and listening and speaking).

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for K-12. The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared for college programs or the workforce. The LST Alignment matches the program’s objectives to the Common Core’s Anchor Standards of English Language Arts by anchor standard and by program level, and easily identifies which skill is addressed by level, book, and page number.

“School districts can now quickly see how well LST supports the academic goals of the Common Core standards,” said Dr. Gilbert J. Botvin, professor emeritus at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College and developer of the LSTprogram. “In fact, whether a district is following the Common Core or not, these alignments demonstrate extra value that the LST program provides in addressing important ELA skills and thus academic achievement.”

About Botvin LifeSkills Training

Botvin LifeSkills Training (LST) is an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program used in schools and communities throughout the US and in 36 countries around the world. LST has been extensively tested and proven to reduce tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use by as much as 80%. It is effective when implemented with different delivery formats, when taught by different providers, and when delivered to different populations. It also works with elementary school, middle school, and high school students. Long-term follow-up studies also show that it produces prevention effects which are durable and long-lasting. For more information call 800-293-4969 or visit


Paulina Kalaj



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