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ERIC Number: EJ1104428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
Extension of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports from the School to the Bus: A Case Study
Collins, James C.; Ryan, Joseph B.
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v19 n1 p29-33 2016
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based practice that has been shown to prevent and remediate challenging student behaviors, while concurrently improving academic outcomes. While the implementation of PBIS is a schoolwide process which involves multiple intensive trainings for all instructional and support staff, the vast majority of studies to date have focused on problem behaviors occurring within the school house, in either structured (e.g., classroom) or unstructured (e.g., playground) settings. This study extended the provision of common PBIS strategies and training components to bus drivers, with the goal of reducing challenging student behaviors during times of transit to and from school. Results revealed a substantial reduction of bus discipline referrals at the middle school level, while receiving high levels of satisfaction from both the bus drivers and school administrators. Additional findings and suggestions for future implementation are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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