Date Approved

5-31-2000

Embargo Period

6-17-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in Educational Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Capasso, Ronald L.

Subject(s)

Charles L. Spragg School (Egg Harbor, N.J.); School discipline

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate a comprehensive school discipline plan in an elementary school setting where no definitive discipline plan previously existed. This study will take place at the Charles L. Spragg School in Egg Harbor City. C.L. Spragg is a Pre-K to grade 4 school with approximately 375 students from diverse multi-cultural backgrounds. The study will focus around the development and use of a comprehensive disciplinary referral form. This form will serve as the research instrument as data analysis will be bases on the total number of forms completed by teachers during the time frame of the study.

Development and use of "The Behavior Report Form" proved to be quite successful at the Charles L. Spragg School. Data analysis showed that student behavior improved based on a steady decline in the number of behavior report forms completed on a weekly basis during the time frame of the study. Consistent use of the form in a firm and fair manner reduced student discipline problems.

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