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ERIC Number: EJ1172813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
The Effects of the CW-FIT Group Contingency on Class-Wide and Individual Behavior in an Urban First Grade Classroom
Naylor, Anna Schmidt; Kamps, Debra; Wills, Howard
Education and Treatment of Children, v41 n1 p1-30 2018
The current study examined the effects of the Class-wide Function-related Intervention Teams (CW-FIT), a class-wide group contingency, on the on-task behavior of all students in a first grade class and the on-task and disruptive behavior of three target students within that class who were nominated by their teacher through a behavioral screening. The classroom teacher used a systematic instruction model (i.e., direct instruction, model, and role-play) to teach three behavioral skills, including (a) gaining the teacher's attention appropriately, (b) following directions, and (c) ignoring inappropriate peer behavior. These skills were reinforced through use of an interdependent group contingency, the CW-FIT program, incorporating class teams, awarding points, and rewards for meeting point goals. The effects of the intervention on target student and class behavior were evaluated in a reversal design. Results showed the CW-FIT program was effective in increasing the on-task behavior of the class and target students. A reduction in disruptive behavior was also seen for each target student during intervention. Students and teacher reported a high degree of satisfaction with the intervention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Systematic Screening for Behavior Disorders
Grant or Contract Numbers: H324X010011