Reductions in Students with Multiple ODRs

Post date: Oct 24, 2012 9:48:44 PM

An important aspect of implementing PBIS with fidelity is ensuring that the most vulnerable youth access effective interventions for both behavior and academics. Instructional time is crucial for students with disabilities, and fewer behavioral referrals means more time in the classroom. Gemini Junior High School in East Maine School District 63 has decreased the number of ODRs in their school by 58% over the last three years. During this same time period, Gemini Jr. High has also reduced the number of students receiving multiple ODRs, from 43 to 16, a 62% decrease. The academic achievement gap for students with and without IEPs was reduced by 23% on ISAT reading scores from 2009-10 to 2010-11. The percentage of students with IEPs achieving Meets/Exceeds on ISAT reading increased from 41% to 52% in the same time period.

Gemini Junior High School, East Maine SD 63, ODR Reductions