Pre-Post Test Results

are not satisfied with standing ovations and applause. We aim to ensure our audience leaves changed. We want to know whether we did more than inspire for an hour or a day.

We want proof of change.

We have compelling pre and post-test data from nearly 100,000 participants, including middle school, high school and college students, as well as faculty and staff and corporate employees. Look at what you can expect from us for your community as well.

Graphing Our Success

These figures represent aggregate data from students completing pre and post-tests who participated in one of our signature programs. We consistently achieve improvements of 25-45% resulting in knowledge, attitude, behavior and proclivity toward bystander intervention. Our highest achievement – correct answers in the 88-99% range – are typical with our Partnership Program Clients having worked with COS for 4 or more years to provide developmentally appropriate programming for each level of student.

While we pride ourselves on our numeric results, we are equally proud of the thousands of students who decide to hold their own awareness event, form a peer leadership group, speak up about their own experiences for the first time, and seek support for how to better assist a friend about whom they were concerned.

Results from 325 high school students on post-program knowledge question: 90.46% correct

Results from 64 male athletes on post-program knowledge question: 96.88% – 100% correct

Results from 1124 high school students on post-program willingness to act as a pro-social bystander and proactively intervene in situations: 79.35% – 92.40% likely to intervene

More Positive Results

Here are more sample results from our work with students at a variety of institutions. We include pre- and post-tests with all of our programs and provide data reports and peer institution comparison reviews.

Attitude Assessment

Audience: All boys school in California. 963 respondents.

Results:  #1 = 99% chose “Completely False”
                 #2 = 98% chose  “Completely False”
                 #3 = 95% chose  “Completely False”

1. True or False? Unless someone clearly says “No,” they are consenting to having sex.
Completely False • Mostly False • Mostly True • Completely True

2. Kissing someone and touching them sexually usually means that you want to have sexual intercourse.
Completely False • Mostly False • Mostly True • Completely True

3. If someone doesn’t physically try to stop sex, it’s not really rape.
Completely False • Mostly False • Mostly True • Completely True

Behavior And Institutional Risk Management Assessment

Audience: Incoming class. College in Massachusetts. 862 respondents.

Question: How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 4 (strongly agree)?

Results: #1 = 98% chose “4”
                #2 = 92% chose “4”
                #3 = 95% chose “4”

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
1. If a person tells their partner they want to have sex and then decides they don’t want to have sex; their partner should respect their changed decision. 1 2 3 4
2. In the future, if you wanted to have sex, you would make sure the other person was definitely comfortable with what you wanted to do before moving further. 1 2 3 4
3. In the future, if someone seemed uncomfortable with what you were doing with them sexually, you would stop and clarify whether the activity was comfortable or not comfortable for the person. 1 2 3 4

Bystander Intervention Skills Assessment

Audience: Independent School in Ohio. 453 respondents.

Question: How likely you would be to do the following things on a scale of 1 (not at all likely) to 4 (very likely)?

Results: #1 = 89% chose “4”
                #2 = 83% chose “4”
                #3 = 96% chose “4”

Over the next month, if the following situations were to happen, how likely will you be to…

  Not at All Likely Not Very Likely Somewhat Likely Very Likely
1. Say or do something to stop someone who was touching someone you know in a sexual way when they didn’t want to be touched. 1 2 3 4
2. Say or do something to stop someone if you heard them verbally abusing someone you know—even if they were in a relationship with each other. 1 2 3 4
3. Help get someone you know out of a situation if you thought it could result in that person being sexually assaulted. 1 2 3 4