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ERIC Number: EJ789762
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8491
Implementation of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in Elementary Schools: Observations from a Randomized Trial
Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Reinke, Wendy M.; Brown, Louis D.; Bevans, Katherine B.; Leaf, Philip J.
Education and Treatment of Children, v31 n1 p1-26 2008
High fidelity implementation of school-wide PBIS has been linked with improvements in student and staff behavior, but less is known about which aspects of the model may be present in schools prior to training, and whether some features of PBIS are implemented faster than others. The present study examines the progression of school-wide PBIS implementation using School-wide Evaluation Tool data collected across three years from 21 schools randomly assigned to receive training in PBIS and 16 schools not trained in PBIS. Trained schools evidenced significantly higher levels of implementation fidelity. Non-trained schools showed some increases, but lagged behind trained schools on all subscales except "Systems for Responding to Violations." Findings suggest that program trainers and behavior support coaches should concentrate initial efforts on strategies for "Defining and Teaching Expectations," whereas less time may be needed for developing "Systems for Responding to Violations." Recommendations for high fidelity implementation of school-wide PBIS are provided. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
IES Cited: ED552484