Book Title
Positive Behavioral Supports for the Classroom 3rd Edition

SED AP 11605

July 27, 2017
Most students need repeated exposures to learn instructional material. This redundancy
is best achieved by providing students with large packets of worksheets to complete in
class or as homework.
a. true
b. false
Students who exhibit challenging behaviors typically do not have difficulties in various
aspects of social behavior.
a. true
b. false
Each student in Ms. Flores' class who is in his or her seat when the bell rings gets a
ticket. On Friday, each student can exchange his or her tickets for reinforcers (e.g., extra
credit points, reduced homework assignment, work with a friend, a tardy pass). This is
an example of which type of group reinforcement system?
a. independent
b. interdependent
c. dependent
d. quasi-dependent
Mr. Grant recognizes the importance of structure in his lessons. To provide structure he
a. state objectives and use graphic organizers.
b. provide mediated scaffolding and effective classroom management.
c. All of the above
d. None of the above will enhance structure
Antecedents are events that occur before behaviors and that may cue or set the stage for
certain behaviors.
a. true
b. false
Mr. Deshner teaches 5th grade. One of his students sleeps each day at about 10:00 AM.
Which model would best help Mr. Deshner identify why this behavior is ongoing?
a. psychodynamic
b. behavioral
c. sociological
d. ecological
Ms. Johns reported to her principal that one of her students was never on task. What
type of data would she need to collect to best support her statement?
a. event
b. time sampling
c. duration
d. latency
Which one of the following statements is NOT true according to the relationship
between instruction and behavior?
a. Instruction has little to do with levels of problem behavior.
b. Students influence teachers' behavior; students who exhibit high levels of challenging
behaviors may receive less instruction.
c. Increasing academic engagement can reduce problem behavior.
d. Students with high levels of behavior problems are often exhibit high academic
Ms. Beck is a new special education teacher. She wants to choose a good social skills
curriculum. Which of the following criteria should be used when she reviews the
curriculum of social skills programs?
a. easy to use
b. teaches obserable skills
c. curriculum has been field tested in school settings with student populations similar to
her students
d. all of the above
When Ben misbehaves during class, Mr. Jacobs takes Ben out into the hall and gives
him "a talking to." Nevertheless, Ben's misbehavior continues. Which of the following
statements explains this situation?
a. Mr. Jacobs punished Ben's misbehavior.
b. Mr. Jacobs may be reinforcing Ben's misbehavior; he is not punishing Ben's
c. Mr. Jacobs neither punished nor reinforced Ben's misbehavior.
d. unable to determine from information provided
When it is necessary to add or change rules/procedures during the school year, teach
them just as you did at the beginning of the year.
a. true
b. false
Your classroom should look like a place where learning occurs, where learning is
important, and where learning is celebrated.
a. true
b. false
A student in Ms. Scott's inclusion math class was in danger of failing. What type of data
should she use to track his progress?
a. permanent product
b. duration
c. time sampling
d. latency
Ms. Jameson graphed the data of a replacement behavior for one of her students. The
line on the graph moved gradually up, showing that the replacement behavior was
occurring more often. Given this information, Ms. Jameson should
a. continue the plan.
b. stop the plan.
c. change the plan.
d. take data for a new baseline.
Ms. James had a student who would destroy his work almost daily during independent
math instruction. She decided to take data for four independent work sessions. In the
first two sessions the difficulty of the work would be equal to practicing known skills,
and in the second two sessions the difficulty of the work would involve new skills that
had been taught that day in direct teach. Ms. James was using functional
a. assessment
b. structure
c. analysis
d. none of the above
The biophysical model, also called the medical model, is based on the assumption that
atypical behavior is the result of:
a. biological make-up
b. some type of organic dysfunction inherent in the individual
c. genetics
d. all of the above
Cognitive-behavioral interventions are used with the goal of helping the individual
better manage his or her own behavior, or to become more independent of external
a. true
b. false
Students who work for tokens or points are being reinforced by what type of reinforcer?
a. primary
b. secondary
c. intrinsic
d. none of the above
Once the ABC descriptive analysis forms have been completed, they should be
examined for antecedents that consistently trigger problem behaviors, and
consequences that may be maintaining those behaviors.
a. true
b. false
Graphs are a roadblock to communication about behavior.
a. true
b. false
Which of the following is true about event data?
a. Unrestricted event data may be reported as raw data if the observation period is
always the same length.
b. Restricted event data should be reported as a percentage.
c. Unrestricted event data may be reported as rate.
d. all of the above
Nonexclusionary time-out means that the student is removed from the instructional
a. true
b. false
Mary will usually follow a direction, however she does it in her own time. What type of
data would help track this behavior?
a. time sampling
b. event
c. interval
d. latency
The little things we say and do have an impact on student behavior.
a. true
b. false
Students with behavior challenges are students who require _______________.
a. differential management techniques
b. more structure
c. possibly more individualized instruction
d. all of the above
When teaching her students fractions, Ms.Preston tells her students that an easy way to
remember which number is the denominator is "denominator is down." Ms Preston is
a. a conspicuous strategy.
b. mediated scaffolding.
c. priming background knowledge.
d. response opportunities.
Zero tolerance specifies predetermined consequences for certain serious offenses.
a. true
b. false
Procedures are needed for which of the following activities?
a. getting ready for work
b. transitions
c. individual learning tasks
d. all of the above
Which of the following statements is true regarding zero tolerance policies.
a. Zero tolerance policies have strong research support.
b. Zero tolerance policies have not been shown to result in safe and orderly schools.
c. Zero tolerance policies are effective for improving academic achievement.
d. Zero tolerance policies are only effective for young students.
Aggressive children from disorderly first grade classes are more likely to
________________ than the average child by sixth grade.
a. perform well academically
b. be retained at least one grade
c. exhibit aggressive behavior
d. exhibit socially withdrawn behavior
The goal line in CBM is the line of
a. expected progress.
b. the baseline.
c. change.
d. none of the above
Many students who receive office referrals and/or detentions are repeat offenders. This
means that this type of reactive discipline is
a. effective for these students.
b. necessary for these students.
c. not working for these students.
d. none of the above
Classrooms that are chaotic are often unclear in terms of what behaviors are expected or
allowed; however, this has little to do with unacceptable behavior.
a. true
b. false
In a 2004 survey of teachers 85% reported that they felt completely _____________ to
deal with student behavior.
Ms. James wanted her science students to graph their progress on wall charts. How
would Ms. James create tests so that her students could use raw data for their graphs?
a The tests would have to be given at the same time.
b. The tests would need to have the same number of test items.
c. The tests would have to be given individually.
d. all of the above
Problem behavior is usually predictable in terms of
a the age of the student
b. when and where it occurs
c. academics being taught
d. the structure of the classroom
There is a steady nationwide trend towards a school-wide discipline approach that is
positive and proactive. This approach is known as _____________________________.