Tier 1 Functional Behavioral Assessment

Kevin J. Filter and Michelle E. Alvarez

in Functional Behavioral Assessment

Published in print October 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764938
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918935 | DOI:

Series: SSWAA Workshop Series

Tier 1 Functional Behavioral Assessment

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In Tier 1 of a prevention model, otherwise known as universal prevention, FBA is applied to all students in a school. The purpose is to develop interventions that can improve behavior school-wide. In order to identify problem behaviors and their antecedents and consequences, school teams review school-wide behavior data such as office discipline referrals (ODRs). ODRs are reviewed to determine “The Big Six” patterns, which are referrals per day per month, location of referrals, time of referrals, behaviors referred, students referred, and possible motivation for referred behavior. Based on the patterns from The Big Six, school teams develop logical school-wide interventions that should efficiently reduce problem behaviors in the school. School-wide interventions are then monitored formatively for effectiveness.

Keywords: universal prevention; functional behavioral assessment; office discipline referrals; school-wide interventions; team

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