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ERIC Number: EJ1058456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1534-5084
Variables Associated with Enhanced Sustainability of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
McIntosh, Kent; Kim, Jerin; Mercer, Sterett H.; Strickland-Cohen, M. Kathleen; Horner, Robert H.
Assessment for Effective Intervention, v40 n3 p184-191 Jun 2015
Practice sustainability is important to ensure that students have continued access to evidence-based practices. In this study, respondents from a national sample of 860 schools at varying stages of implementing School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) were administered a research-validated measure of factors predicting sustained implementation of school-based practices. School demographic characteristics and specific school team actions were assessed to indicate which variables were most strongly associated with four empirically-derived sustainability factors. Findings showed that, in general, school demographic characteristics were not significantly related to sustainability. School team actions, especially the frequency of sharing data with the whole school staff, were statistically significantly related to sustainability. Implications for enhancing sustainability of school-based practices are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120278