Evaluation of Gender-Inclusive School Trainings in California

Gender Spectrum

Project Years: 2022-2023

As part of the 35-organization, statewide California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP), Gender Spectrum implemented and evaluated a school intervention to train school employees from 2016-2023, with the goal of promoting gender inclusive practices in schools throughout the state.

Facente Consulting helped Gender Spectrum gain insights into student perspectives on their intervention by implementing focus groups with transgender, non-binary, and gender expansive youth at one school district that received training. In addition, Facente Consulting conducted focus groups with adults at those same schools to clarify how student perceptions (understood through focus groups) and adult perceptions (understood through focus groups and survey data) align in understanding the intervention’s impact.