ERIC Number: EJ845806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Implementation of Positive Behavioral Support in an Elementary School: Processes, Procedures, and Outcomes
Menendez, Anthony L.; Payne, Linda Donica; Mayton, Michel R.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v54 n4 p448-462 Win 2008
This article presents the processes and outcomes of a year of School-Wide Positive Behavior Support in a North Texas elementary school serving kindergarten through grade 3 students. Included is a description of a school treatment package that incorporated components such as facilitation of the teaming process, a lottery-type system of intermittent reinforcement, mystery motivators, and recognition assemblies, all targeted at increased student compliance with school rules, Positive outcomes included: (a) a reduction in the number of office referrals; (b) reduced frequency of rules-based violations on the part of students; (c) reduced use of punitive consequences such as time-outs, written reprimands, and student conferences on the part of the faculty and administration; and (d) an increase in scores on a state-mandated academic achievement assessment administered to grade 3 students.
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Kindergarten, Outcomes of Treatment, Elementary School Students, Reinforcement, Compliance (Psychology), Behavior Problems, Punishment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gains, Scores, Grade 3, Achievement Tests
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Texas