Master's Theses

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access

Date of Award

Summer 1999

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)


Advanced Education Programs


Amy Claxton


Very few studies have dealt with the effectiveness of behavior disorder programs in special education. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the behavior disorder program at Barton County Special Education Services by analyzing the improvement seen in intelligence, academic achievement, and behavioral test scores of students receiving these services. The students’ initial evaluation results were compared to their own second and third reevaluation results to determine whether there was significant improvement over time. Significant changes in test results were not found between first and second, and first and third reevaluations. Some test comparisons were not possible to analyze due to inconsistencies in their use from the initial to the following evaluations.


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Copyright 1999 Sylvia I. Maack

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