The Effects of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports System (PBIS) on the Behavior of Middle School Female Students
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Type of Work36 p.
action research papers
ProgramMasters of Education
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Action research papers -- Education
Education -- Research papers (Graduate).
Special Education Programs (U.S.). Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Special education -- Middle school students -- Maryland
Behavioral assessment -- Middle school students -- Special education
This study was designed to determine the impact of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) system on middle school female behavior. The researcher developed a quasi-experimental study and simulated a modified pre-test post-test study to observe student behavior with and without the influence of PBIS throughout two school years at a Baltimore City charter middle school. Results were measured by a grade-wide merit and demerit system where students were awarded merits for exhibiting positive behaviors, and demerits for exhibiting negative behaviors. The data concluded that there was no a statistically significant difference in the percentage of merit awards in favor of the PBIS group over the non-PBIS students. The major difference was derived from the students who earned all merits and no demerits during the treatment school year; thus proving the impact of the PBIS program on student behavior.