ERIC Number: EJ699059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Decreasing Transition Times in a Second Grade Classroom: Scientific Support for the Timely Transitions Game
Yarrough, Jamie L.; Skinner, Christopher H.; Lee, Young Ju; Lemmons, Cathy
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v20 n2 p85-107 Dec 2004
Campbell and Skinner used an A-B design to evaluate the effects of the Timely Transitions Game (TTG) on room-to-room transitions in a sixth-grade classroom. The TTG incorporated explicit timing, publicly posted feedback, and an interdependent group contingency with randomly selected transitions and criteria. The purpose of the current study was to use scientific procedures including (a) an experimental design, (b) interobserver agreement data, (c) treatment integrity data, and (d) procedural integrity data to validate the efficacy of a modified TTG on after lunch hallway-to-classroom transitions in an intact second-grade classroom. Across-phase comparisons of transition times revealed clear experimental control and suggest that the TTG caused decreases in transition times. Discussion focuses on empirical case studies, validating interventions, and using interdependent group reinforcement in a classroom setting.
Descriptors: Grade 2, Research Design, Integrity, Interrater Reliability, Scientific Research, Data Collection, Test Validity, Time Management, Educational Research, Feedback, Experimental Groups
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 2
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