The Effects of Setting Clear Standards on Students' Social Behavior in Common Areas of the School


Assessed the effects of a proactive instructional approach to school-wide discipline in common areas of an urban elementary school of 555 students on the social interactions of students and referrals for disciplinary action. Results show a clear improvement in social behavior that was maintained throughout the experiment.


Journal of At-Risk Issues from NDPC/N site


  • G. Colvin
  • J. Ron Nelson
  • Deborah J. Smith

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impact

  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems