Date of Award
Master of Science
Christopher Jones, Ph.D.
Ruth Meese, Ph.D.
Jeannine R. Perry, Ph.D.
The purpose of this study was to collect office referral data from seventh grade students at a rural middle school in order to assess the effectiveness of a school-wide Positive Behavior Support System (PBS). Pre and post implementation data was collected and evaluated.
The results of the paired samples t-test were mixed and allowed for multiple interpretations. The raw data showed that office referrals actually went up for the second half of the year once the PBS was put into action. The causation for this increase is discussed.
Rousis, Patricia H., "Effects of a School-Wide Behavior Intervention Plan on a Rural Middle School" (2005). Theses, Dissertations & Honors Papers. 91.