Focus on what matters for your students
Focus on what matters for your student
At Authentic Connections, we aspire to maximize student well-being and resilience through data and insights.

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The Well-Being Index

The Well-being Index (WBI) is a single score, derived from a 10-minute student survey, that provides a snapshot into school well-being.

High Achieving Schools Survey

The High Achieving Schools Survey is a comprehensive measurement of school well-being that allows our team to provide the top 2-3 recommendations for improvement.


Well-Being Index

  • Survey Length: 10 minutes
  • Areas Assessed: Top indicators of student well-being (Depression, Anxiety, Rule-Breaking (cheating, stealing), Substance Use, School Climate)
  • Time to Results: 2 weeks
  • Deliverables: Well-Being Index Report
    • Comparisons with similar schools
    • Filtering by demographic variables
    • Overall score of student well-being
    • Composite scores for student well-being

High Achieving Schools Survey

  • Survey Length: 45 minutes
  • Areas Assessed: Indicators of student well-being (from the Well-Being Index), modifiable aspects of student life, including areas of parent relationships, peer relationships, and school climate dimensions
  • Time to Results: 8 weeks
  • Deliverables: High Achieving Schools Survey Report
    • Comparisons with similar schools
    • An analysis of the top 3, unique risk and protective factors for School Climate, Parent Relationships, and Peer Relationships
    • Intervention recommendations based on findings
The High Achieving Schools Survey has been approved for use with Drug Free Communities (DFC) grants

Interact with the dashboard for an example of the top 3, unique risk and protective factors from a sample school

Features of our Surveys and Reports


Based in 30 years of peer-reviewed scientific research by our team.


Continually refined to include culture-specific items that are related to distress and substance use.


Focus on aspects of student life that can be modified to foster well-being.


Enable stakeholders to interact with and filter the data to identify at-risk groups.


Choose a package that will best meet your school's needs



Well-Being Index

$500 / administration

Gives schools what they need to start improving student well-being

  • Well-Being Index Report

The first administration for any school is free




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Perfect for schools seeking guidance on actionable areas for change

  • High Achieving Schools Survey Report

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Ideal for schools looking for guidance and a facilitated discussion to drive next steps.

  • High Achieving Schools Survey Report
  • 1-hour teleconference presentation and discussion



Premium Consultation

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Our holistic approach for schools seeking to unite their community to drive change with a campus visit from Dr. Luthar.

  • High Achieving Schools Survey Report
  • On-campus visit from Dr. Luthar with a customizable discussion series

Case Study

After collecting data at Wilton High School in November 2017, Dr. Luthar visited the school during the Spring of 2018 to report Authentic Connections’ findings and recommendations. Dr. Luthar brought the community together to discuss results —with multiple discussions with parents, faculty and administrators, and students— and worked with the stakeholders to design appropriate interventions.

Based on analyses of modifiable aspects of school climate, the Authentic Connections team determined that the Wilton community should prioritize the top four items, which were associated with symptoms:

  • Intolerance of bullying
  • Alienation from teachers
  • Students’ belief that there is an adult at school who cares about them
  • Parent / Community involvement

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