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ERIC Number: EJ1185345
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
A Randomized Waitlist Controlled Analysis of Team-Initiated Problem Solving Professional Development and Use
Horner, Robert H.; Newton, James S.; Todd, Anne W.; Algozzine, Bob; Algozzine, Kate; Cusumano, Dale; Preston, Angela
Behavioral Disorders, v43 n4 p444-456 Aug 2018
Data-based problem solving is a hallmark of research-supported practices such as positive behavioral interventions and supports. In this study, we provided members of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) teams from 38 elementary schools with professional development focused on a research-supported problem-solving model (Team-Initiated Problem Solving). We used direct observations to document procedures, practices, and outcomes before and after participating in the professional development workshop. Within the context of a randomized waitlist controlled trial, team members in the Immediate Group demonstrated greater improvement in (a) problem-solving procedures, (b) decision-making practices, and (c) meeting outcomes than did members of PBIS teams in the Waitlist Group. Our findings extend what is known about team-based problem solving and provide a framework for future research and improved practice related to decision making by school teams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Oregon
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A120041
What Works Clearinghouse Reviewed: Meets Evidence Standards without Reservations