M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this current study was to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of a school-wide positive behavior support program in an elementary school based on the decrease of discipline referrals earned by the students in grades 3-4 (n=43) and (b) find a relationship between discipline referrals earned by each student in the pre-intervention year and the total amount of discipline referrals earned by each student in the post-intervention year were the discipline variables. The scale math and language scores attained by each student for the pre-intervention year and the post-intervention year were the academic variables explored. A Pearson Correlation test revealed a significant relationship in the decrease of discipline referrals between the two years; yet did not find a significant correlation between the discipline variables and the academic variables regardless of the overall increase in academic scores. Implications for future research on school-wide positive behavior support and adademics are discussed.
Greenfield, Meredith, "Positive behavior support: a comparison between student body, academic achievement, and discipline referrals" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 172.