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Behavior Observation Form

M/F: Teacher:

ED Referral LD Referral Grade:

Target Student: School:



A. Teacher Directed Whole Class

Time Started

B. Teacher Directed Small Group

Time Ended

C. Independent

Class Activity DIRECTIONS: 10 Second Interval: Observe each student once then record data. This is a partial interval recording. If possible, collect full 15 minutes under teacher directed or independent condition. If not, put a slash when classroom condition changes. Classmates observed must be same sex as the target student. NOTE: To observe class, begin with the first same sex student in row 1. Record each subsequent same sex student in following intervals. Data reflects an average of classroom behavior. (SKIP UNOBSERVABLE STUDENTS) 1

Target Student Classmate of same sex




Target Student Classmate of same sex




Target Student Classmate of same sex




Target Student Classmate of same sex




Target Student Classmate of same sex






Eye contact with teacher or task and performing the requested task

OFF TASK CODES: Talking Out/Noise T O Out of Seat I Inactive N Non-Compliance P Playing with Object

Inappropriate verbalization or making sounds with object, mouth or body. Student fully or partially out of assigned seat without teacher permission. Student not engaged with assigned task and is passively waiting, sitting, etc. Breaking a classroom rule or not following teacher directions within 15 seconds. Manipulating objects without permission. One-on-one positive comment, smiling, touching or gesture One-on-one reprimand, implementing negative consequence or negative gesture One-on-one expressionless teacher interaction, no approval or disapproval expressed, directions given

+ Positive Teacher Interaction /

Negative Teacher Interaction Neutral Teacher Interaction

Was target student's performance typical? Does this student appear able to perform the assignment? Clear Classroom Expectations: Posted classroom rules? Planned consequences? Is there a student progress feedback system? Interview Teacher:

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

What instructional strategies did you use during observation? (e.g. differentiated instruction, cooperative groups, directed questioning, critical thinking, review/spiral, direct instruction) What strategy works best for this student? Keep doing: Try doing: Summary: Target Student: Classroom Comparison: % on task % on task # Positive # Positive Teacher Interaction # Negative # Negative # Neutral # Neutral

Analysis of Behavioral Data

Take the # of "On-Task" Intervals and divide by the TOTAL # of "Observed" Intervals (90 possible) Target Student: / # of "On-Task" Intervals Classroom Comparison: / # of "On-Task" Intervals Total # of "Observed" Intervals = Percentage Total # of "Observed" Intervals = Percentage

Average On-Task Percentages SIED SLD Comparison Student 1st Grade 70.2 75.7 80.42 42.4 78.7 2nd Grade 81.9 3rd Grade 70 81.7 73.9 4th Grade 83.17 55.45 80.95 5th Grade 81.95 86.1 75.35 78.57 6th Grade 56.8 73.3 7th Grade 79.7 75.3 59.7 60.3 83.7 8th Grade 75.8 83.5 9th Grade 84.9 79.9 83.9 10th Grade 70.2 87.1 80.9 86.1 73 11th Grade


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