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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
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
U.S. Department of Justice
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Lindsey Turner, Boise State University

Brief Summary:
This project will examine the scale-up of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (SWPBIS), specifically focusing on rural schools in Idaho. The Idaho Rural Implementation Model (I-RIM) is an approach designed to improve SWPBIS implementation in rural schools, via strategies such as capacity-building, regional coordination, online learning modules, and technical assistance. The study uses a cluster randomized design to allocate 40 schools to one of two conditions: control and 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. To assess SWPBIS implementation and outcomes, process and outcome measures will be collected. Outcomes will include school implementation observations, and teacher and staff implementation measures. Student-level outcomes will include behavior, perceived climate, and academic achievement as measured by the standardized state test. Student-level data include those that are part of standard data collection by schools (such as academic outcomes) and will be de-identified by school officials before sending to the researchers for analysis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Problem Behavior Behavioral: Idaho Rural Implementation Model Behavioral: Control Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

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.


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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 14000 participants
Allocation: Randomized
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.
Primary Purpose: Prevention
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

Arm Intervention/treatment
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.
Behavioral: Control
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.




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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

  2. 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


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. 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

  2. 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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Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • School is a public school in a rural location in the state of Idaho, serving students in any combination of grades Kindergarten through grade 12.
  • Staff work at a school participating in this trial.
  • Student attends a school participating in this trial.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • None.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03736395


Contacts
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Contact: Lindsey Turner, PhD 208-426-1632 lindseyturner1@boisestate.edu

Locations
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United States, Idaho
Boise State University Recruiting
Boise, Idaho, United States, 83725-1700
Contact: Lindsey Turner, PhD    208-426-1632    lindseyturner1@boisestate.edu   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Boise State University
U.S. Department of Justice
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Lindsey Turner, PhD Boise State University

Publications:
Horner RH, Todd AW, Lewis-Palmer T, Irvin LK, Sugai G, Boland JB. The School-Wide Evaluation Tool: A research instrument for assessing school-wide positive behavior support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions 6(1):3-12, 2004.
La Salle TP, McIntosh K, Eliason BM. School climate survey suite administration manual. Eugene, OR: OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. 2016.

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Responsible Party: Lindsey Turner, Research Professor, Boise State University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03736395     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2017-CK-BX-0021
First Posted: November 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 10, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Lindsey Turner, Boise State University:
Behavioral Symptoms
Disruptive Behavior
Schools
School Teachers

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Problem Behavior
Behavioral Symptoms