Evaluation Studies

SWPBS Evaluation Studies

Evaluation studies examining SWPBS that used research quality measures, but did NOT employ experimental designs document both implementation of the core feature by typical school personnel, and either improved academic performance, or reductions in office discipline referrals.

Barrett, S., Bradshaw, C., & Lewis-Palmer, T. (2008). Maryland state-wide PBIS initiative.Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10, 1005-114.

Benedict, E., Horner, R.H., & Squires, J. (in press). Assessment and implementation of Positive Behavior Support in preschools. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education.

Biglan, A. (1995). Translating what we know about the context of antisocial behavior in to a lower prevalence of such behavior. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 28, 479-492

Blonigen, B., Harbaugh, W., Singell, L., Horner, R.H., Irvin, L., & Smolkowski, K. 2008). Application of economic analysis to school-wide positive behavior support programs. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Bohanon, H., Fenning, P., Carney, K., Minnis, M., Anderson-Harriss, S., Moroz, K., Hicks, K., Kasper, B., Culos, C., Sailor, W., & Piggott, T. (2006).School-wide application of positive behavior support in an urban high school: A case study. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 8(3), 131-145

Chapman, D., & Hofweber, C., (2000).Effective behavior support in British Columbia.Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2 (4), 235-237.

Colvin, G., & Fernandez, E., (2000). Sustaining Effective Behavior Support Systems in an Elementary School. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 2(4), 251-253.

De Pry, R. L., & Sugai, G. (2002). The effect of active supervision and precorrection on minor behavioral incidents in a sixth grade general education classroom. Journal of Behavioral Education, 11, 255-267.

Doolittle, J., & Horner R., (2007). Sustaining school-wide positive behavior support.Manuscript in preparation.

Duda, M.A., Dunlap, G., Fox, L., Lentini, R., & Clarke, S.(2004). An experimental evaluation of positive behavior support in a community preschool program.Topics in Early Childhood Special Education24(3), 143-155

Fanning, P., Theodos, J., Benner, C., & Bohanon-Edmonson, H. (2004). Integrating proactive discipline practices into codes of conduct. Journal of School Violence, 3(1), 45-61

Galloway, R., Panyan, M., Smith, C. & Wessendorf, S. (in press) Systems change with school-wide positive behavior supports: Iowa’s work in progress. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

George, H., & Kincaid, D. (in press). Building district-level capacity for positive behavior support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

Hirsch, E. J., Lewis-Palmer, T., Sugai, G., & Schnacker, L. (2004). Using school bus discipline referral data in decision making: Two case studies. Preventing School Failure, 48(4), 4-9

Horner, R.H., Sugai, G., Todd, A.W., & Lewis-Palmer, T. (2005). School-wide positive behavior support. In L. Bambara & L. Kern (Eds.) Individualized supports for students with problem behaviors: Designing positive behavior plans. (pp. 359-390) New York: Guilford Press

Irwin D., & Algozzine, R., (2005) North Carolina Positive Behavior Supports Evaluation Report. Unpublished evaluation report

Knoff, H. (2000). Organizational development and strategic planning for the millennium: A blueprint toward effective school discipline, school safety, and crisis prevention.Psychology in the Schools, 37, 17-32.

Lassen, S., Steele, M., & Sailor, W. (2006). The relationship of school-wide positive behavior support to academic achievement in an urban middle school. Psychology in Schools 43(6), 701-712.

Lewis, T. J., Colvin, G., & Sugai, G. (2000). The effects of precorrection and active supervision on the recess behavior of elementary school students.Education and Treatment of Children, 23, 109-121.

Lewis, T., Hudson, S., Richter, M., & Johnson, N. (2004). Scientifically supported practices in EBS: A proposed approach and brief review of current practices.Behavior Disorders, 29, 247-259.

Lewis, T. J., Powers, L. J., Kelk, M. J., & Newcomer, L. (2002).Reducing problem behaviors on the playground: An investigation of the application of school-wide positive behavior supports. Psychology in the Schools, 39,181-190.

Lohrmann-O’Rourke, S., Knoster, T., Sabatine, K., Smith, D., Horvath, G., & Llewellyn, G., (2000). School-wide Application of PBS in the Bangor Area School District. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2(4). 238-240.

Luiselli, J. K, Putnam, R. F, Handler, M. W, & Feinberg, A. B. (2005). Whole-School PositiveBehaviour Support: Effects on student discipline problems and academic performance. Educational Psychology 25(2-3), 183-198

Luiselli, J. Putnam, R., & Sunderland M. (2002).Longitudinal evaluation of behavior support interventions in public middle school.Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 4(3), 182-188.

Mayer, G. R., Butterworth, T., Nafpaktitis, M., & Suzer-Azaroff, B. (1983). Preventing school vandalism and improving discipline: A three year study. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 16, 355-369

Metzler, C. W., Biglan, A., Rusby, J. C., & Sprague, J. R. (2001). Evaluation of a comprehensive behavior management program to improve school-wide positive behavior support. Education and Treatment of Children, 24, 448-479

McIntosh, K., Flannery, K. B., Sugai, G., Braun, D., & Cochrane, K. L. (in press).Relationships between academics and problem behavior in the transition from middle school to high school. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

McIntosh, K., Horner, R.H., Chard, D., Boland, J., & Good, R. (2006). The use of reading and behavior screening measures to predict non-response to school-wide positive behavior support: A longitudinal analysis. School Psychology Review35, 275-291.

Muscott, H., & Mann, E. (in press). Positive behavioral interventions and supports in New Hampshire: Effects of large-scale implementation of schoolwide positive behavior support on student discipline and academic achievement. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.

Nakasato, J., (2000). Data-based Decision-making in Hawaii’s Behavior Support Effort. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 2(4), 247-250.

Nelson, J. R. (1996). Designing schools to meet the needs of students who exhibit disruptive behavior. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 4, 147-161.

Nelson, J. R., Colvin, G., & Smith, D. J. (1996). The effects of setting clear standards on students’ social behavior in common areas of the school. The Journal of At-Risk Issues, Summer/Fall, 10-17.

Nelson, J. R., Johnson, A., & Marchand-Martella, N. (1996). Effects of direct instruction, cooperative learning, and independent learning practices on the classroom behavior of students with behavioral disorders: A comparative analysis. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 4, 53-62.

Nelson, J. R., Martella, R., & Galand, B. (1998). The effects of teaching school expectations and establishing a consistent consequence on formal office disciplinary actions.Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 6, 153-161.

Nersesian, M., Todd, A., Lehmann, J., & Watson, J., (2000). School-wide Behavior SupportThrough District-Level System Change. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 2(4). 244-246.

Putnam, R. F., Handler, M. W., Ramirez-Platt, C. M., & Luiselli, J. K. (2003). Improving student bus-riding behavior through a whole-school intervention. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 36, 583-589.

Putnam, R.F., Luiselli, J.K., Handler, M.W., & Jefferson G.L. (2003). Evaluating student discipline practices in a public school through behavioral assessment of office referrals. Behavior Modification, 27, 505-523

Putnam, R.F., Luiselli, J.K. & Sunderland, M. (2002). Longitudinal evaluation of behavior support intervention in a public middle school. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. 4, 182-188

Sadler, C., (2000). Effective Behavior Support Implementation at the District Level:Tigard-Tualatin School District. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. 2(4), 241-243.

Safran, S. P. & Oswald, K. (2003). Positive behavior supports: Can schools reshape disciplinary practices? Exceptional Children, 69, 361-373

Skiba, R. J., Peterson, R. L., & Williams, T. (1997). Office referrals and suspensions: Disciplinary intervention in middle schools. Education and Treatment of Children, 20, 295-315.

Stewart, R.M., Benner, G.J., Martella, R.C., Marchand-Martella, N.E. (2007). Three-tier models of reading and behavior: A research review. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 9, 239-253.

Sulzer-Azaroff, B., & Mayer, G. R. (1994). Achieving educational excellence: Behavior analysis for achieving classroom and schoolwide behavior change. San Marcos, CA: Western Image

Taylor-Greene & Kartub, D., (2000). Durable implementation of School-wide Behavior Support: The High Five Program.Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions, 2(4) 231-232.

Taylor-Greene, S., Brown, D., Nelson, L., Longton, J., Gassman, Cohen, J., Swartz, J., Horner, R. H., Sugai, G., & Hall, S. (1997). School-wide behavioral support: Starting the year off right. Journal of Behavioral Education, 7, 99-112.

Vaughn, B., White, R., Dunlap, G., & Strobeck, S. (in press).A case study of a classroom intervention for problem behaviors: Collateral effects and social validation. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions.