The Classroom Organization and Management Program, otherwise referred to as COMP, came about following the research of Dr. Carolyn M. Evertson. The program has shown substantial benefit to both students and teachers through research conducted in 12 studies in both mainstream and special education resource settings from grades K to 12. This research was undertaken over 15 years, and observed 581 classrooms in 100 schools.
COMP has been providing services to more than 100,000 administrators and teachers since its 1989 launch. During this time it has been shown that student behavior has improved as well as academic results. This naturally leads to an increase in teacher satisfaction.
Of course, it makes sense that if a classroom is organized efficiently there will be less chaos. If school desks are just laid out haphazardly, it is less likely to lead to the creation of a relaxed environment. With COMP, teachers, students and others involved in the educational process are given tips on making the classrooms more efficient.