Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master Of Arts In Special Education

Colleges & School

College Of Education And Leadership

First Advisor

Sister Gabrielle Kowalski, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

PBIS; Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports; Special Education Programs (U.S.)--Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports; Behavioral assessment; Behavior modification; Behavior disorders in children


The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a relationship between the use of PBIS and improvements in overall student behavior at Somers Elementary School. The researcher hypothesized that use of PBIS would improve overall student behavior. The researcher analyzed data from the 2010-2011 school year obtained from Wisconsin's Information Network for Successful Schools (WINSS) and Somers Elementary School records. These were used to compare pre-PBIS behavior to post-PBIS behavior to determine if the use of PBIS improved overall student behavior. The significance of this study was the determination of the effectiveness of the PBIS behavior program.


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