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ERIC Number: EJ772520
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Bridging the Research-to-Practice Gap: Improving Hallway Behavior Using Positive Behavior Supports
Leedy, Amanda; Bates, Perianne; Safran, Stephen P.
Behavioral Disorders, v29 n2 p130-139 Feb 2004
This study evaluated the effectiveness of a positive behavior support (PBS) intervention in a rural elementary school. Through this use of clear, consistent behavioral expectations, grade-level assemblies, and complimentary reinforcement, there was a substantial improvement in hallway behavior, with an overall increase of 134.9% for compliance across six positive behaviors. These results demonstrate that, through the implementation of appropriate interventions and consistent reinforcement of established rules and expectations, the use of PBS can be applied in all schools, even those with limited resources. Based on these and related findings, research-validated practices exist to transform schools into safer and more favorable learning environments. The current challenge is for public schools to demonstrate a commitment to preventive practices to help bridge the research-to-practice gap. (Contains 3 figures.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio; Oregon