An Evaluation of an Organization Development Approach to Reducing School Disorders


An organizational development program was evaluated, which was implemented to reduce disorder in a Baltimore, Maryland, school. The Program Development Evaluation method was used. Increasing consistency of response to student discipline infractions, increasing rewards for appropriate behavior, and imposing peer and teacher support improved school conditions and resulted in positive changes in student behavior and attitudes.


Evaluation Review from SAGE


  • Denise C. Gottfredson

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impact

  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems