A randomized wait-list controlled analysis of the implementation integrity of team-initiated problem solving processes

J Sch Psychol. 2012 Aug;50(4):421-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jsp.2012.04.002. Epub 2012 May 12.


Members of Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) teams from 34 elementary schools participated in a Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) Workshop and follow-up technical assistance. Within the context of a randomized wait-list controlled trial, team members who were the first recipients of the TIPS intervention demonstrated greater implementation integrity in using the problem-solving processes during their team meetings than did members of PBIS Teams in the Wait-List Control group. The success of TIPS at improving implementation integrity of the problem-solving processes is encouraging and suggests the value of conducting additional research focused on determining whether there is a functional relation between use of these problem-solving processes and actual resolution of targeted student academic and social problems.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Problem Solving*
  • Schools*
  • Waiting Lists