The Effect of Positive Behavior Intervention Support Systems on Positive Behaviors Shown in Middle School Students
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ProgramMasters of Education
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The purpose of this study was to determine if the use of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports system (PBIS) would impact the behavior of middle school students. This study used a modified pre-test, post-test design. Subjects (n=43) served as their own controls. Subjects were selected based on convenience as they were in the researcher’s class during the data collection period. Dependent variable data was collected over the months of February to April of the 2018-2019 school year. There was a significant difference between the mean grand total of positive (Mean=183.6) and negative (Mean=47.7) behaviors. Implications are discussed including that training on research based classroom management would need to be provided to ensure success, and the need to conduct more research on a larger sample size to assess the effectiveness of the intervention.