Book Title
Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom 3rd Edition

EDUC 31555

July 27, 2017
Which of the following is true about using extinction?
a. Behaviors placed on extinction reduce quickly.
b. Behaviors placed on extinction often increase in frequency or intensity before they
begin to diminish.
c. Extinction is only appropriate for behaviors that have an escape function.
d. Behaviors placed on extinction reduce slowly, but once eliminated, they never
John was taking too long to go to the restroom and return to class. What type of data
recording system should the teacher use?
a. duration
b. time sampling
c. event
d. latency
If this problem (Sam not doing his work) continues, what should Mr. Price do?
a. Continue the DRO intervention as is.
b. Continue the DRO intervention, but add a time-out consequence for not doing his
c. Continue the DRO intervention, and use extinction for not doing his work.
d. Continue the DRO intervention, and add a DRI intervention for work completion.
Reliance on researched based, validated practices is a hallmark of PBIS.
a. true
b. false
Classrooms that have which of the following characteristics are ripe for a wide range of
behavior problems?
a. Classrooms that are crowded.
b. Classrooms that have congested spots.
c. Classrooms that have furnishings that are not appropriately sized for the students.
d. all of the above
The advantages of using a reinforcer menu include which of the following?
a. The teacher controls the choices.
b. The student can choose and/or rank reinforcers.
c. Reinforcer menus are an easy way to determine reinforcer choices.
d. all of the above
Counting by 5's is an example of which type of learning?
a. Conceptual learning
b. Rule learning
c. Procedural learning
d. Factual learning
Performance deficits refer to skills the student does not know how to perform.
a. true
b. false
Functional Behavioral Assessment is based on several assumptions. Which of the
following statements is not one of these assumptions?
a. Antecedents affect behavior.
b. Parents are the most influential in a student's school behavior.
c. Sometimes, problem behavior reflects a failure to learn a more appropriate alternative
way to behave.
d. Behavior serves a purpose.
Referring to the student described in question #5, Ms. Preston should have attempted
which of the following interventions?
a. seclusionary time-out and response cost
b. extinction and response cost
c. antecedent interventions and proximity control
d. all of the above would have been appropriate for Ms. Preston to use
Teaching students the skill of how to accept negative feedback is an example of which
type of learning?
a. Conceptual learning
b. Rule learning
c. Procedural learning
d. Factual learning
Mr. Night teaches a laboratory science class. His students are allowed to talk to students
at their lab table during group work. However, they have begun to test this privilege and
are talking across tables. Mr. Night should address this problem with
a. developing new rules and procedures.
b. reteaching and developing reminders for current rules and procedures.
c. punishment.
d. none of the above
If everyone in Mr. Collins' resource class gets an 90% or higher on their math facts quiz
on Friday morning, the class can spend the rest of the period playing math games. This
is an example of which type of group reinforcement system?
a. independent
b. interdependent
c. dependent
d. quasi-dependent
John is beginning to learn how to write complete sentences in his special education
resource class. In his general education history class, he often acts out when he is asked
to write answers in complete sentences. John has not reached what stage of learning as
it applies to his writing?
a. acquisition
b. proficiency
c. maintenance
d. generalization
Each Monday, Ms. Carver has her students record the average grade they hope to
achieve for each subject during the week. This is an example of goal setting.
a. true
b. false
BIPs should describe both the challenging behaviors that interfere with a student's
success, and desired replacement behaviors.
a. true
b. false
It is critical that behavior reductive techniques be implemented correctly, and that their
use be monitored closely. The more negative the technique, the more important it is to
use a team approach for monitoring and decision making.
a. true
b. false
One of Mr. Sims students has a high rate of asking for teacher attention during the
direct teach section of any lesson. Mr. Sims developed a reinforcement plan that
reinforced this student for gradually fewer interactions with the teacher. What type of
differential reinforcement was being used?
a. differential reinforcement of alternative behavior
b. differential reinforcement of incompatible behavior
c. differential reinforcement of lower levels of behavior
d. differential reinforcement of zero levels of behavior
Behavioral contracts and small group instruction in social skills might be interventions
used in which tier of SW- PBIS?
a. secondary level prevention
b. primary level prevention
c. tertiary level prevention
d. none of the above
If Ms. Green's students cleaned up correctly after breakfast, they could earn an extra
juice or milk with their breakfast the next morning. The extra juice or milk was what
type of reinforcer?
a. primary
b. secondary
c. intrinsic
d. token
The less time teachers spend on discipline problems, the more time they have to teach.
a. true
b. false
Because the proactive and preventive elements of SW- PBIS meet the needs of most
students, school personnel are able to focus their resources on which of the following?
a. Designing fund raisers.
b. After school enrichment programs.
c. Students who are unresponsive to other school wide strategies.
d. Teachers who need academic mentoring.
In order to determine the procedures you need for your classroom, you need to
a. consider the learning and behavioral characteristics of your students.
b. consider all of the tasks required during the school day.
c. list behaviors that will make your classroom a positive learning environment.
d. all of the above
Mr. Miller takes his position as a special educator very seriously. He is busy working in
his classroom from the beginning till the end of the work day. He rarely goes to the
teachers' lounge and has not made friends with his peers. This school year, his principal
announced that students in special education would receive services within general
education classes. What will Mr. Miller need to do in order to implement this plan?
a. listen respectfully to the ideas of others
b. tell his principal that he prefers not to teach in this arrangement
c. offer help only when asked
d. spend as little time in the teacher's lounge as possible to avoid having to listen to
other teachers' complaints about his students
Direct teach is an instructional activity that involves the teacher systematically
following a series of steps to explicitly teach new skills and concepts.
a. true
b. false
Mr. Graves graphed behavior data for his students and then taught the students to graph
their own behavior. In parent conferences he described these graphs to parents by
saying that graphs
a. provide a picture of how the behavior is changing over time
b. facilitate the decision making process
c. are easy for both teacher and students to use
d. all of the above
Hypotheses should address
a. appropriate and inappropriate behaviors.
b. conditions under which target behaviors are likely to occur.
c. potential functions of behavior
d. all of the above
Ms. Berry's student gradually learned to read. As he grew more confident in his reading
skill, Ms. Berry slowly moved from a continuous schedule of reinforcement to an
intermittent schedule of reinforcement. What term is used to describe this change of
reinforcement schedules?
a. satiation
b. thinning
c. deprivation
d. none of the above
Which one of the choices below briefly describes concerns regarding the Life Space
a. Behavior debriefing may reinforce unacceptable behavior.
b. Students' may use feelings as an excuse for unacceptable behavior.
c. LSI can result in loss of academic learning time.
d. all of the above
A new student was placed in Ms. Preston's resource class. Ms. Preston had very little
information about this student. The student exhibited high rates of disruptive behaviors
and noncompliance. Ms. Preston didn't believe in using any formal behavior
management systems, but she immediately implemented an exclusionary time-out
procedure for the new student. Evaluate Ms. Preston's decision to use exclusionary
a. This was the correct decision.
b. Ms. Preston should have first tried less aversive interventions, including
reinforcement-based interventions.
c. Ms. Preston should have first conducted a functional assessment for this student.
d. b and c only
Careless, unsystematic application of positive reinforcement can increase
_____________ behaviors as well as desirable behaviors.
a. intelligent
b. undesirable
c. academic
d. gross motor