Assessing demographic and schoolwide positive behavior support factors that predict disproportional trends in office disciplinary referals

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Publication Type dissertation
School or College College of Education
Department Special Education
Author Schumann, Joan
Title Assessing demographic and schoolwide positive behavior support factors that predict disproportional trends in office disciplinary referals
Date 2013-08
Description Several studies identify inequitable educational outcomes for students from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds. For example, when compared to White/Caucasian students, such students are more likely to be disciplined in school settings. School-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) is an intervention likely to improve disproportionate distribution of office disciplinary referrals because of its significant contrast to the punitive measures associated with zero tolerance policies. The purpose of this study was to determine the relative predictive value SWPBS has on office referral distribution among school-age students. Results showed that very few SWPBS variables affected disproportional trends in office discipline referrals; however, two state-level variables did moderate the impact on larger schools. Results are discussed in the context of prior research and implications for research and practice.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Disproportionality; Office discipline referals; Problem behavior; Schoolwide positive behavior support; Systemic racism
Dissertation Name Doctor of Philosophy
Language eng
Rights Management Copyright © Joan Schumann 2013
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 1,114,489 bytes
Identifier etd3/id/2582
ARK ark:/87278/s61r9zpc
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2013-12-02
Date Modified 2018-03-15
ID 196158
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s61r9zpc
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