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 Background

Student: Theresa

  • Age: 10
  • Grade: 4th

Scenario

Theresa rarely finishes her classwork. How could she? She’s up, she’s down, she’s wandering all around. Her

teacher, Ms. Lowe, seems always to be asking her to return to her desk and begin working. Theresa almost never

has her book or her pencil out, and during class transitions, she is the last to be ready. Ms. Lowe believes that

Theresa’s out-of-seat behavior and procrastination are contributing to her poor grades. She needs to assess the

situation and determine which of these behaviors is the most problematic.

Possible Strategies

  • Duration recording
  • Interval recording
  • Latency recording

Assignment:  

  1. Read the attached below Star Sheet Overview and the Star Sheets for the three strategies listed above. 
  2. Define each strategy.  (6 points)
  3. Describe why each strategy IS or IS NOT appropriate to measure Theresa’s out of seat behavior.  (12 points) 
  4. Describe why each strategy IS or IS NOT appropriate to measure Theresa’s procrastinating behavior.  (12 points)