The STARS Intervention
Initiative Description: The STARS intervention incorporated a set of five classroom behavior norms or rules that were displayed throughout the school building. The lessons were provided in a group format and targeted increasing student awareness and comprehension of the five school rules. Four classroom teachers assessed STARS students’ behavior at half-hour increments throughout the school day. Baseline measures were recorded on each student by their homeroom teacher for 18 weeks prior to intervention.Teachers and students met weekly to compare and discuss their perceptions of behavioral achievements ”
Study Results: Significant improvement in student behavior was revealed. Furthermore, nine out of 10 students demonstrated a significant reduction in teacher-generated office disciplinary referrals.
Reference: Thompson, A.M., Webber, K.C (2010) Realigning Student and Teacher Perceptions of School Rules: A Behavior Management Strategy for Students with Challenging Behaviors, Children & Schools, 32 (2) 1 71–79, https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/32.2.71
Level of Evidence: Good