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ERIC Number: EJ933649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3414
Selecting the Right Tool for the Job: A Review of Behavior Monitoring Tools Used to Assess Student Response to Intervention
Riley-Tillman, T. Chris; Kalberer, Stephen M.; Chafouleas, Sandra M.
California School Psychologist, v10 p81-91 2005
The educational accountability movement has demanded that educators implement and also monitor students' responses to positive behavioral accommodations in schools as well as communicate this information to others. This new responsibility has left many educators struggling with ways to monitor students effectively. This article provides a brief overview of how to choose a behavioral monitor strategy effectively. Four options for behavioral monitoring are reviewed: (a) permanent products; (b) behavior rating scales; (c) systematic direct observation; and (d) behavior report cards. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses of each method are discussed along six areas of consideration: (a) goodness of fit; (b) directness; (c) generalization; (d) feasibility; (e) training; and (f) intrusiveness. Finally, the methods are considered in relation to each stage of the intervention process. This article provides a brief guide for school-based professionals focusing on behavior problems--one that provides multiple options for assessment and monitoring procedures and outlines considerations for selecting among these options. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavior Assessment System for Children; Child Behavior Checklist