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ERIC Number: ED503191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 43
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Evaluation of the School-Wide Positive Behavioral Support Program in Eight North Carolina Elementary Schools
Wasilewski, Yvonne; Gifford, Beth; Bonneau, Kara
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University (NJ1)
The purpose of this report is to provide the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) with information about teachers' responses to School-wide Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) and key educational outcomes on students in North Carolina elementary schools implementing School-wide (PBS). A web-based survey of teachers at eight elementary schools implementing School-wide positive behavior support according to national criteria was administered to assess teacher response to School-wide PBS. Data from the North Carolina Education Data Center was used to assess student outcomes related to academic performance, school suspensions, and teacher turn-over rates in the eight study schools compared with 264 NC elementary schools that had started School-wide PBS. Part 1 presents the results of the web-based survey administered to all teachers in the eight elementary schools implementing School-wide PBS according to national criteria for implementation. The web-based survey sought to answer the following questions: (1) What school-wide behavioral support systems are in place in study schools? (2) How satisfied are teachers with the support systems in place in their schools? and (3) How has School-wide PBS affected teacher perception of school climate and student behavior? Part 2 presents the results of analyses of data from the North Carolina Education Research Data Center to answer the following questions about School-wide PBS: (1) What is the effect of School-wide PBS on academic performance, grade promotion, and short term suspension rates in study schools compared to all NC elementary schools that have ever implemented School-wide PBS? and (2) What is the effect of School-wide PBS on teacher turn-over rates in study schools compared to all NC elementary schools that have ever implemented School-wide PBS? Scales and Measures are appended. (Contains 20 tables and 7 figures.)
Center for Child and Family Policy, Duke University. 257 Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Box 90264, Durham, NC 27708-0264. Tel: 919-613-7319; Fax: 919-681-1533; e-mail: childpolicy@duke.edu; Web site: http://www.childandfamilypolicy.duke.edu
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Duke University, Center for Child and Family Policy
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina