ERIC Number: ED561858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov-24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Suspending in School Suspension?: Is ISS a Valid Means of Disciplinary Action to Reduce Negative Student Behaviors?
Rahynes, Leron M.
This paper explored whether or not In School Suspensions (ISS) is effective in reducing student behavioral problems. Research was conducted with 6-8th grade students in a rural middle school in the upstate of South Carolina for the purposes of determining if ISS, in its current design a viable and effective method to reduce negative student behaviors. The study concluded that it was not an effective method for reduction of negative student behaviors and that an overwhelming majority of students assigned ISS throughout the 2014-2015 school year could be demographically profiled as male 7th grade students receiving a regular education curriculum. This study provides valuable information, perspective, and an eye opening picture into one of the most commonly used forms of discipline in middle and high schools across the nation. The approved research proposal is appended.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Grade 7; Grade 8
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina