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ERIC Number: EJ783239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Strength-Based Assessment of Behavior Competencies to Distinguish Students Referred for Disciplinary Intervention from Nonreferred Peers
Albrecht, Susan Fread; Braaten, Sheldon
Psychology in the Schools, v45 n2 p91-103 Feb 2008
Early identification of the lack of behavioral competencies followed by subsequent intervention is critical to reducing the number of students at risk for increasing disciplinary responses and school failure. This study examined scores on the Behavior Objective Sequence (BOS) of elementary school students referred for out-of-classroom disciplinary intervention. The results of this study indicated a distinction between the BOS scores of students referred for disciplinary problems and the scores of students who were never referred. In addition, differences among demographic variables of the sample population were found. These findings provide initial data that support use of the BOS as a strength-based assessment for identifying behavioral competencies of students who may be at risk for increasing rates of disciplinary referrals so skill-focused intervention strategies may be implemented in a timely manner. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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