"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Pearson's aimsweb Behavior Module

If you like Pearson's DIBELS-style nonsense reading test for young children, you are sure to find a place for Pearson's Behavior Module for turning children in test-passing robots.  Like Pearson's other product lines in the aimsweb suite, it is entirely web-based so that your children's records can be stored for as long as there is a reason to manipulate their data and their lives.

With aimsweb Behavior control system, you can begin keeping seamless records in pre-K for every behavior infraction, regardless of how small.  You can also get extra help (or entirely creeped out) in webinars with ed psychologist, Dr. Shinn, who was part of the University of Oregon cabal when DIBELS became a lucrative product line that have made Good and Kaminski rich:

DIBELS were developed based on measurement procedures for Curriculum-Based Measurement (CBM), which were created by Deno and colleagues through the Institute for Research and Learning Disabilities at the University of Minnesota in the 1970s-80s (e.g., Deno and Mirkin, 1977; Deno, 1985; Deno and Fuchs, 1987; Shinn, 1989). Like CBM, DIBELS were developed to be economical and efficient indicators of a student's progress toward achieving a general outcome.
From the Pearson website:

Count on improved student success with aimsweb Behavior. This comprehensive, flexible system provides the framework, resources, and data for RTI and positive behavior support programs. Whether it’s used for school-wide or individualized programs, aimsweb Behavior offers the flexiblity school professionals and administrators need to maximize value and results.
When you put aimsweb Behavior to work in your school or district, you can feel confident knowing you are using the only multi-tiered K-12 system available that includes all of the essential components needed for establishing an effective behavior management system, including:
Benchmarking for Behavior and/or Social Skills
Universally screen to identify students at risk for behavior or social skill problems that interfere with academic success.
         Two types of valid and reliable screeners:
                  Behavior and Emotional Screening System (BESS), for social emotional problems
                  Social Skills: Prosocial Behavior and Motivation to Learn
         Teacher and student benchmark forms available
Action Plan and Progress Monitoring: Customizable online tracking of specific classroom behavior
Research-Based Interventions: Online, evidence-based, classroom intervention resources to reduce problem behavior and improve social skills in the classroom.
Data Management:
         Seamless database for managing data on student behavior from benchmark through intervention and progress monitoring
         Individual and group-level (benchmark only) reporting options that track the status of an individual or group throughout the academic year
         Reports that can be combined with academic results (when used with other aimsweb modules), enabling comparisons between academic and behavior performance.
Related Links
         Download an aimsweb Behavior brochure

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