Evaluation of a Comprehensive Behavior Management Program To Improve School-Wide Positive Behavior Support


A study evaluated a consultative approach to assisting a middle school (n=617 students) in implementing empirically based school-wide behavior management practices. The effective behavior support program resulted in increased positive reinforcement for appropriate social behavior and decreased aggressive social behavior among students. Discipline referrals were significantly decreased for 7th graders.


Education and Treatment of Children


  • Anthony Biglan
  • Carol W. Metzler
  • Julie C. Rusby
  • Jeffrey Sprague

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impact

  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems