Scaling up Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) in Rural Idaho Schools (I-RIM)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03736395|
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : November 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : July 10, 2019
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Problem Behavior||Behavioral: Idaho Rural Implementation Model Behavioral: Control||Not Applicable|
The long-term goal of this project is to support rural schools in implementing practices that can improve student safety and social-emotional outcomes, through the use of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS). Rural schools experience challenges in implementing systems-changes, and the Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM) is an approach specifically designed to improve SWPBIS implementation in rural schools through strategies such as capacity-building, regional coordination, online learning modules, and technical assistance. These approaches are all designed to meet the unique challenges and strengths of schools in rural settings.
The study uses a cluster randomized design to allocate 40 schools to one of two conditions: control or intervention. Schools in the control condition will receive basic SWPBIS training. Schools in the intervention condition will receive the basic SWPBIS training plus additional I-RIM supports. This trial is designed to address several aims:
Aim 1: To test the impact of the I-RIM intervention on student-level outcomes, including behavioral outcomes, academic test scores, and perceived safety/climate.
Aim 2. To examine whether changes in student outcomes are mediated by school-level improvements in the speed and fidelity with which SWPBIS is implemented.
Aim 3. To identify school-level factors that are associated with SWPBIS implementation (moderators of intervention effectiveness).
At all schools, baseline data collection will begin in early 2019. The intervention will begin in the spring of 2019 with selected elements of the I-RIM intervention (regional meetings, and a coaching institute) for schools in the intervention condition. All schools will begin SWPBIS implementation in the 2019-20 school year, which will continue through the 2020-2021 school year. Data collection points will be identical for schools in both conditions. Primary student outcome measures include data that are already gathered by schools, including: behavioral outcomes including office disciplinary referrals, suspensions, and expulsions; academic test scores; and perceived climate.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||14000 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Intervention Model Description:||A portion of participating schools will receive the Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM) intervention, designed to support implementation of schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). All other participating schools will only receive basic training session about SWPBIS. The process to determine which schools receive the intervention is random. Intervention is at the school level. Outcomes are at the school level, staff level, and student level (anonymous).|
|Masking:||Single (Outcomes Assessor)|
|Masking Description:||All data collectors will be masked.|
|Official Title:||Scaling up Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Framework in Rural Settings Through the Idaho Rural Implementation Model|
|Actual Study Start Date :||January 1, 2019|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2021|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 31, 2021|
Active Comparator: Control
Schools in this condition will be provided a four-day training about Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, and bi-yearly feedback about progress monitoring and action planning.
Schools in this condition will receive a four-day training session about SWPBIS.
Experimental: I-RIM Intervention
Schools in this condition will be provided the same basic training as the control condition, plus the elements of the Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM).
Behavioral: Idaho Rural Implementation Model
The Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM) includes several aspects to support implementation of schoolwide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). In the first year, schools will send a staff member to a coaching institute to build internal capacity. Schools will also receive technical assistance (on-site twice per year and virtual support as needed). Schools will also receive statewide professional learning opportunities, through one group meeting per year, and through access to an invitation-only professional learning community.
- Change over time in student disciplinary outcomes [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to following school year (Year 2); change from Year 2 to Year 3 ]Percentage of students receiving Office Disciplinary Referrals each school year
- Change in student academic outcomes [ Time Frame: Change from baseline to following school year (Year 2); change from Year 2 to Year 3 ]Percentage of students scoring "Advanced" or "Proficient" on state standardized test (Idaho Standards Achievement Test) in English Language Arts and Mathematics
- Fidelity of school implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) [ Time Frame: Twice annually (March and October) for 3 years ]Observational data collection using the Schoolwide Evaluation Tool (SET; Horner et al 2004) to obtain degree of fidelity of implemention on 0-100 scale
- Student perceptions of school climate [ Time Frame: Twice annually (March and October) for 3 years ]Changes in overall scores on the School Climate Survey (LaSalle et al 2016). The overall scale score is created by averaging all items, resulting in scores from 1 to 4 with higher overall scores indicating better climate.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03736395
|Contact: Lindsey Turner, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|United States, Idaho|
|Boise State University||Recruiting|
|Boise, Idaho, United States, 83725-1700|
|Contact: Lindsey Turner, PhD 208-426-1632 email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator:||Lindsey Turner, PhD||Boise State University|