Maximizing Student Learning: The Effects of a Comprehensive School-Based Program for Preventing Problem Behaviors


A study evaluated a comprehensive school-wide program based on an effective behavioral support approach for preventing disruptive behaviors implemented in seven elementary schools. The program included a school-wide discipline program, tutoring, conflict resolution, and functional behavioral intervention plans. Schools showed positive effects on student discipline and academic performance.


Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders from PRO-ED


  • J. Ron Nelson

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impacts

  • Classroom Level
  • District Team
  • State Team
  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • Systems