New Report: Impacts of Providing Schools with Training to Implement Multi-tiered Systems of Support for Behavior
Federal funds are commonly used to help schools implement multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS-B) to improve student behavior and the school environment. This study evaluated one promising, intensive MTSS-B program of training and technical assistance to help school staff consistently teach and reinforce good behavior for all students and identify and provide supplemental support to students who need it. To measure the effectiveness of the program, the study compared student and teacher experiences in two sets of randomly assigned schools: one that received training and support to implement the MTSS-B approach and one that did not. Key findings include the following:
- The program did not improve the behavior or achievement of students overall.
- However, it did have behavioral and academic benefits for the 15 percent of students initially identified as struggling the most with behavior during the two years in which schools received ongoing training and implementation support.
- In a third year, the effects on achievement were not sustained after the program’s training and assistance had ended. Behavior outcomes were not measured in this third year.
View the report here: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/pubs/2022008/
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