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The Relationship between School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Implementation and Office Discipline Referrals at the Secondary Level
by Sooter, Isaac William, Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2014, 135; 3645325
Abstract (Summary)

School Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is a current framework for schools to model their discipline strategies. SW-PBS has a framework built on identifying behaviors and predictors of their occurrence, routines to correct and prevent these problems, and implementation of these routines school wide to collect information to evaluate these strategies. Office discipline referrals were reviewed in the secondary school of Rural District 10 in Missouri from 2004-2013 to determine the significance between implementation of SW-PBS and the number of office discipline referrals. School climate was also studied in Rural District 10 as well as other secondary schools around the state of Missouri. A survey was sent to students, teachers and administrators from Rural District 10 and teachers and administrators from other districts around the state that have implemented SW-PBS for at least two years. The data revealed no statistically significance difference between the number of office discipline referrals before and during implementation of SW-PBS in Rural District 10. Based on the perceptions from the questions on the survey, teachers and administrators in Rural District 10 felt as though the climate and culture of the building overall was better compared to the perceptions of students in Rural District 10. Comparing Rural District 10 to other districts, Rural District 10 teachers and administrators felt as though the climate and culture of their secondary school was better, overall, as compared to other districts around the state of Missouri that have implemented SW-PBS for at least two years.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: DeVore, Sherry
Commitee: Galland, Cathy, Reid, Terry
School: Lindenwood University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Missouri
Source: DAI-A 76/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Education Policy, Secondary education
Keywords: Discipline referrals, School wide positive behavior support, Secondary schools
Publication Number: 3645325
ISBN: 978-1-321-34214-7
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