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ERIC Number: EJ1021407
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-3007
Using SWPBS Expectations as a Screening Tool to Predict Behavioral Risk in Middle School
Burke, Mack D.; Davis, John L.; Hagan-Burke, Shanna; Lee, Yuan-Hsuan; Fogarty, Melissa Shea
Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, v16 n1 p5-17 Jan 2014
School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) focuses on promoting social competence through the establishment of behavior expectations that are explicitly taught and reinforced by all teachers across all settings. This study investigated the validity of using adherence to SWPBS behavior expectations as a screening tool for predicting behavior risk status. A total of 961 students at a middle school serving Grades 6 through 8 were screened using the school's SWPBS expectations and a standardized norm-referenced emotional and behavioral screener. Results revealed strong associations between the extent of students' adherence to SWPBS expectations and the adaptive, externalizing, and school problem constructs derived from the norm-referenced screener items; associations with the norm-referenced screener's internalizing construct were weaker. Classification analyses yielded mixed results despite the comparability between the results of the SWPBS expectations procedure and the standardized norm-referenced screener.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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