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ERIC Number: EJ776878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8855
A Comparison of Performance Feedback Procedures on Teachers' Treatment Implementation Integrity and Students' Inappropriate Behavior in Special Education Classrooms
DiGennaro, Florence D.; Martens, Brian K.; Kleinmann, Ava E.
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, v40 n3 p447-461 Fall 2007
This study examined the extent to which treatment integrity of 4 special education teachers was affected by goal setting, performance feedback regarding student or teacher performance, and a meeting cancellation contingency. Teachers were trained to implement function-based treatment packages to address student problem behavior. In one condition, teachers set a goal for student behavior and received daily written feedback about student performance. In a second condition, teachers received daily written feedback about student performance as well as their own accuracy in implementing the intervention and would be able to avoid meeting with a consultant to practice missed steps by implementing the intervention with 100% integrity. This latter package increased treatment integrity the most above baseline levels. Higher levels of treatment integrity were significantly correlated with lower levels of student problem behavior for 3 of the 4 teacher-student dyads. Three of the 4 teachers also rated both feedback procedures as highly acceptable. Implications for increasing and maintaining treatment integrity by teachers via a consultation model are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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