Initiative Description: The use of school-wide positive behavior supports, a program consisting of clear communication of expectations, positive reinforcement for good behavior, and scaffolded, clearly communicated consequences.
Study Results: Improved academic achievement and reduced the number of teacher discipline referrals and student suspensions.
Reference: Nocera, E. J., Whitbread, K. M., & Nocera, G. P. (2014). Impact of school-wide positive behavior supports on student behavior in the middle grades. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 37(8), 1-14.
Level of Evidence: Good