ERIC Number: ED560699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Reference Count: 14
Do High Schools Implementing SWPBIS Have Lower Rates of Illegal Drug and Alcohol Use?
Bastable, Eoin; Kittelman, Angus; McIntosh, Kent; Hoselton, Rob
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS) is a systems-level framework for improving social and academic outcomes for students in schools through the use of integrated evidence-based practices. Although the effects of SWPBIS are well-documented in elementary schools, there is increasing interest in implementing SWPBIS in high schools. SWPBIS has been shown to significantly reduce problem behaviors in high schools, but administrators, staff, and families in high schools often have a broader set of desired outcomes. This evaluation brief investigated the effects of SWPBIS implementation on reported illegal drug and alcohol use in high schools. The specific question examined for this evaluation brief was: to what extent do high schools implementing SWPBIS have lower reported use of illegal drugs and alcohol?
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, High Schools, Intervention, Behavior Modification, Student Behavior, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, High School Students, Surveys, Institutional Characteristics, Attitude Measures, School Personnel, At Risk Students, Resilience (Psychology), Statistical Analysis
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.pbis.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) (ED/OSEP)