M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Behavior disorders in children--United States; Behavior disorders in children--United States; Problem children--Education--United States
The purpose of this study is to descriptively analyze the students referred to the pre-referral process in one New Jersey suburban school. The pre-referral process used in this school is a pre-referral intervention committee.
The sample size consists of twenty-one students from elementary school grades kindergarten through grade six. The descriptive data was obtained by developing a coding instrument and coding data from student files. The major method of data analysis used is percentages.
This study yielded the following findings: a majority of the students referred were boys, the total sample scored below average on all areas of standardized tests, a majority of the referred students had a history of similar school problems, and most of the students were referred to the committee for either behavioral or academic reasons.
Cruice, Kelly A., "A descriptive analysis of students referred to a pre-referral intervention committee" (1996). Theses and Dissertations. 2148.