Positive Behavior Support in Delaware schools: Developing perspectives on implementation and outcomes
Delaware Education Research & Development Center
In Spring 2010, the Delaware Education Research and Development Center conducted an evaluation of Delaware’s PBS project, an initiative focused on developing a school-wide system of strategies to reduce behavior problems and foster a positive school climate. The study focused on facilitators and barriers to PBS implementation, and also included analyses to examine the relationship between PBS and school suspensions. This report first provides background on the principles of the original Positive Behavior Support program and the history of its implementation in Delaware, and then presents the evaluation questions, briefly outlines the methods used, and describes the results. The report closes with a postscript reflection on the findings from a PBS expert and member of the DE-PBS leadership team.
Positive Behavior Support, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools
Ackerman, C. M., Cooksy, L. J., Murphy, A., Rubright, J., Bear, G., & Fifield, S. (2010). Positive Behavior Support in Delaware schools: Developing perspectives on implementation and outcomes. [Technical Report No. T2010.3]. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Education Research and Development Center.