PsycSMP Showcase 2005-2006
What kinds of projects have our SMP students done?
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Students can visit the College Archives (Calvert 009-ground floor) to read or view past St. Mary's Projects Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (appointments recommended).
Access to a full SMP can depend on how a student completed a release form, but most SMPs can be read or viewed in the College Archives without restriction.
Electronic copies of SMPs are usually provided to faculty and staff upon request, but students are provided electronic copies of SMPs only with the permission of a faculty member.
Ryan, K . (2006, May). The effectiveness of PBIS programs in elementary schools: A case study.
Mentor: Dr. Janet Kosarych-Coy
The present study combined a literature review with a case study of an elementary school to determine the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS programs in elementary schools. The school-wide PBIS program of a Maryland public elementary school was observed in order to determine how effective this program was. It was found that the school adequately implemented the program and was able to decrease problem behaviors as well as increase academic achievement. However, this particular school does show a need for some minor adjustments in order to maintain the success of the program. An extensive literature review also revealed that there is much evidence in support of the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS programs within elementary schools.