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ERIC Number: EJ885721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Lessons Learned from Implementing a Check-in/Check-out Behavioral Program in an Urban Middle School
Myers, Diane M.; Briere, Donald E., III
Beyond Behavior, v19 n2 p21-27 Win 2010
Schoolwide positive behavior support (SWPBS) is an empirically supported approach that is implemented by more than 10,000 schools in the United States to support student and staff behavior (www.pbis.org). SWPBS is based on a three-tiered prevention logic: (a) Tier 1 interventions support all students; (b) Tier 2 interventions support targeted groups of students who are at risk (i.e., approximately 15% of students); and (c) Tier 3 interventions support individual students with high-intensity problem behavior. One Tier 2 intervention that is based on positive behavior support logic (i.e., fits into the three-tiered structure of the SWPBS model) and has empirical support is the Behavior Education Program (BEP). The BEP is a daily check-in/check-out (CICO) system available continuously for any students requiring extra support. The BEP has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on social behavior for elementary and middle school students with at-risk behaviors. This article explores the logistics of BEP implementation in an urban middle school as experienced by the authors. The article includes a description of the setting, the planning, and the project itself in addition to a top 10 list of suggestions for practitioners who intend to implement the BEP in a real-world application. The intent is not to discuss the effects of the BEP for students in this school, which are presented elsewhere but rather to provide an outline of the lessons the authors learned for practitioners, in the hopes that others can benefit from their successes and learn from their experience. (Contains 1 table.)
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: http://www.ccbd.net/beyondbehavior/index.cfm?categoryID=D646D293-C09F-1D6F-F9C4E203B21F5EB8
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States