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An empirical analysis of interspersal research evidence, implications and applications of the discrete task completion hypothesis.
Abstract Because assignment completion is often reinforced, researchers have posited that when students work on assignments with many discrete tasks (e.g., 20 mathematics problems), that eachExpand
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Functional Behavioral Assessment: Principles, Procedures, and Future Directions
Abstract Through amendments to the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), federal law mandated the use of functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and positive behavioral support plans toExpand
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Increasing Tootling: The Effects of a Peer-Monitored Group Contingency Program on Students' Reports of Peers' Prosocial Behaviors.
In most educational ecologies, attention and consequences are focused on inappropriate behavior. Often students observe and report peers' antisocial behavior (i.e., tattle) and teachers investigateExpand
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Instructional Effectiveness and Instructional Efficiency as Considerations for Data-Based Decision Making: An Evaluation of Interspersing Procedures
Abstract The current study investigated the extent to which considering instructional time and student learning rate affects academic treatment decisions. Five second-grade students with difficultiesExpand
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Theoretical and Applied Implications of Precisely Measuring Learning Rates
Nist and Joseph (2008) have confirmed earlier research showing that adding and interspersing a large number of time-consuming learning trials targeting known items (e.g., incremental rehearsal [IR]Expand
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Enhancing Academic Performance in a Classroom Serving Students With Serious Emotional Disturbance: Interdependent Group Contingencies With Randomly Selected Components
Abstract A modified multiple baseline across behaviors design was used to evaluate the effects of an interdependent group contingency program with randomly selected contingency components on theExpand
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Increasing Second-Grade Students' Reports of Peers' Prosocial Behaviors Via Direct Instruction, Group Reinforcement, and Progress Feedback: A Replication and Extension
Abstract The purpose of this study was to replicate and extend research on a program developed by Skinner, Cashwell, and Skinner (2000) that was designed to focus student attention on theirExpand
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An Investigation of the Reliability and Standard Error of Measurement of Words Read Correctly Per Minute Using Curriculum-Based Measurement
Generalizability (G) theory was used with a sample of 37 third-grade students to assess the variability in words correct per minute (WCPM) scores caused by student skill and pas sage variability.Expand
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Randomized interdependent group contingencies: Group reinforcement with a twist
This investigation examined the effects of randomizing components of an interdependent group contingency procedure on the target behavior of 12 students in a second-grade classroom in a ruralExpand
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Altering Educational Environments through Positive Peer Reporting: Prevention and Remediation of Social Problems Associated with Behavior Disorders.
Typical classroom management procedures designed to reduce instances of inappropriate social behavior (i.e., tattling and punishment systems) may adversely impact the social development and socialExpand
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