Date of Award


Document Type

Action Research Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education



First Advisor

Mary Hedenstrom


Curriculum and Instruction


The benefits of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) are being recognized in education for helping reduce misbehaviors. This paper includes research from three primary classrooms: kindergarten, first grade music, and second grade. Data was collected over the course of six weeks. Teachers recorded the number of times each student received a warning, consequence for misbehavior, positive behavior slip, or demonstrated a misbehavior using individual student tracking sheets, tally sheets, and a reflection journal. Throughout the six weeks, students were given a check-in sheet to record their understanding and learning of the behavior system. Students recorded a much greater understanding of behavior expectations and intervention strategies over the course of the research. The results showed a slight decrease in misbehaviors. Teachers suggested beginning the behavioral intervention at the beginning of the year and implementing PBIS for a longer period of time to note more positive changes in behaviors.

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Education Commons