Assessing Social Validity of School-wide Positive Behavior Support Plans: Evidence for the Reliability and Structure of the Primary Intervention Rating Scale

 
Social Validity of School-wide Positive Behavior Support Plans: Evidence for the Reliability and Structure of the Primary Intervention Rating Scale. School Psychology Review, 38(1), 135-144

This study provides initial evidence for the reliability and structural validity of scores from the Primary Intervention Rating Scale (Lane, Robertson, & Wehby, 2002), an adapted version of the Intervention Rating Profile-15 (Witt & Elliott, 1985) designed to assess faculty's perceptions of social validity of primary prevention plans prior to intervention onset. Results indicated the Primary Intervention Rating Scale is a one-factor instrument, with high internal consistency and utility. These results were found to replicate across educators from elementary, middle, and high schools. In addition, there was a significant, positive relation between social validity and treatment integrity when examining data at the school-site level. Limitations and future directions are offered.

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Prevention Levels

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Tertiary

Audiences

  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impacts

  • District Team
  • Individual Student
  • Whole School

Categories

  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School