TPP Replication Study

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Replication Study is an experimental study examining the implementation and impacts of three replications of three different evidence-based program models, for a total of nine sites. Initiated in 2010, the study examines whether program models that were commonly chosen by TPP grantees and widely used in the field can achieve impacts with different populations and settings.

The evidence-based program models included in the evaluation are: Reducing the Risk, ¡Cuídate!, and Safer Sex. The study is conducted by Abt Associates and is managed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in partnership with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA).

The following documents describe the different aspects of the study followed by baseline site profiles. Additional study reports will be added as they become available.

Baseline Site Profiles by Program 

The Baseline Site Profiles provide summaries of the nine participating grantees. They provide a snapshot of program implementation and characteristics from the baseline participant survey. The profiles highlight demographic information, sexual behavior, and other risky behaviors such as smoking, drinking, and marijuana use for study participants at baseline.

Study Findings

The implementation study findings are documented in a set of three reports and accompanying report summaries that: 1) describe how the replications were implemented, the contexts in which they were implemented, and the implementation challenges encountered; 2) examine the extent to which program models were replicated with fidelity and met quality and performance standards; and 3) identify lessons for future implementation efforts. There is an implementation report and report summary for each program model evaluated: ¡Cuídate!,Reducing the Risk, and Safer Sex. A set of reports and briefs published in 2016 and 2018 describe the short-term and longer-term impacts on adolescent sexual behavior as well as on cognitive and psychological aspects of adolescent functioning that might influence that behavior.

2019

¡Cuídate!

Reducing the Risk

Safer Sex Intervention

2018

The release of full impact findings from the TPP Replication Study includes a set of three reports and accompanying research briefs that describe the short-term and longer-term impacts of three teen pregnancy prevention program models on adolescent sexual behavior as well as on cognitive and psychological aspects of adolescent functioning that might influence that behavior. There is an evaluation report and research brief for each program model evaluated: ¡Cuídate!, Reducing the Risk, and Safer Sex.

Full Impact Findings

2016

The first release of findings from the TPP Replication Study includes a set of three reports and accompanying research briefs that describe the short-term, interim impacts on adolescent sexual behavior as well as on cognitive and psychological aspects of adolescent functioning that might influence that behavior. There is an evaluation report and research brief for each program model evaluated: ¡Cuídate!, Reducing the Risk, and Safer Sex. 

Interim Short-Term Impact Findings