, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 258-267,
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Date: 20 Dec 2011

Developing a Collaboration with the Houston Independent School District: Testing the Generalizability of a Partnership Model


Moving evidence-based practices into real-world settings is a high priority for education and public health. This paper describes the development of a partnership among the Houston Independent School District, the American Institutes of Research, and the Houston Federation of Teachers to support research on and program sustainability for the Good Behavior Game, a team-based classroom behavior management strategy that has shown positive impact in randomized field trials. The conceptual framework guiding partnership development is presented, followed by an application of the framework in Houston. Lessons learned and implications for the next stage of research and practice are then discussed.

Ideas reflected in this paper have been presented at the IES Research Conference, June 2010, in Washington, DC, and the Advancing School Mental Health Conference, October 2010, in Albuquerque, NM.