The Effects of a Positive Behavior Intervention System on Elementary School Office Referrals and Suspensions
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Type of Work29 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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SubjectsEducation -- Research papers (Graduate)
Behavioral assessment of children -- Research
Problem children -- Behavior modification -- Research
Education, Elementary -- Research
A Positive Behavior Intervention System is one which is implemented in order to teach and reward desirable student behaviors as well as train the school staff on the expected behaviors. It also aims to create a more harmonious school environment by decreasing the number of negative infractions by students, in turn lowering office referral and suspension rates. This study took place in a lower middle-class elementary school during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years. The study aims to determine whether there is a relationship between the implementation of a Positive Behavior Intervention System and student office referral data. Student referral data from the 2010-2011 school year was compared to office referral and suspension data from the 2009-2010 school year. While there was a significant decrease in both violent and nonviolent office referrals in the 2010-2011 school year and year one of the Positive Behavior Intervention System at this school, there was a significant increase in suspension rates.