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ERIC Number: EJ896643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3414
The Use of Response to Intervention Practices for Behavior: An Examination of the Validity of a Screening Instrument
Muyskens, Paul; Marston, Doug; Reschly, Amy L.
California School Psychologist, v12 p31-45 2007
Behavioral difficulties of school-aged students are typically dealt with in a reactive, rather than preventative manner. This article examines a proactive approach, consistent with the Response-to-Intervention model, using a screening measure designed to identify students at risk for behavior difficulties and targeting these students for early intervention. Participants in this study were 22,056 kindergarten through 8th grade students in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Teachers completed a 12-item behavior screener for each student in the fall. The scores on this measure were significantly correlated with suspensions, achievement scores and attendance data over the course of the school year. Potential implications for behavioral planning and interventions are discussed. (Contains 5 tables, 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
California Association of School Psychologists. 1020 12th Street Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814. Tel: 916-444-1595; Fax: 916-444-1597; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota