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Massar, Michelle M.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H. – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Assessing fidelity of implementation of school-based interventions is a critical factor in successful implementation and sustainability. The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) was developed as a comprehensive measure of all three tiers of School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) and is intended to measure the extent to…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Intervention, Program Implementation, Positive Behavior Supports
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Khoury, Caitlin Rasplica; McIntosh, Kent; Hoselton, Robert – Remedial and Special Education, 2019
Fidelity of implementation of school practices is crucial to student outcomes. Several types of tools, including self-assessments, are available for measuring fidelity, but little is known regarding the relation of self-assessments of fidelity to fidelity instruments completed with the support of external experts, specifically, during the first…
Descriptors: Validity, Fidelity, Program Implementation, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Girvan, Erik J.; McIntosh, Kent; Smolkowski, Keith – Educational Psychologist, 2019
There are substantial racial disparities in school discipline but little agreement on how best to measure them. The choice of metric can influence conclusions about the magnitude of racial discipline disproportionality and intervention effectiveness. This article describes 2 common (risk ratio, risk difference) and 3 relatively novel (standardized…
Descriptors: Discipline, Racial Differences, Racial Bias, Disproportionate Representation
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Nese, Rhonda N. T.; Nese, Joseph F. T.; McIntosh, Kent; Mercer, Sterett H.; Kittelman, Angus – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2019
In this study, longitudinal data from 708 schools across five states in the continental United States were analyzed to measure the time between initial training and adequate implementation of Tier I Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports over 5 years and the extent to which it varied by school characteristics. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Institutional Characteristics, Suburban Schools