Increasing assignment completion and accuracy using a daily report card procedure

Barry M. Drew, Joseph H. Evans, Darrel E. Bostow, Glenn Geiger, Philip W. Drash

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Home‐based reinforcement techniques have been used successfully to decrease a number of disruptive classroom behaviors. Few studies have been conducted, however, examining the effects of home‐based reinforcement as a tool to increase positive school performance. This study examined the effects of a daily report card procedure designed to increase the completion and accuracy of in‐class assignments in two youngsters described as having a behavioral history of difficulty in completing seat work, a problem commonly encountered in elementary school classes. The use of the procedure produced immediate significant changes in rates of both completion and accuracy for the two participants in the study. Results and problems of using the home‐based reinforcement procedure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)540-547
Number of pages8
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1982
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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