Exploring the Effectiveness of the Check-In Check-Out (CICO) Behavioral Intervention for Elementary Students

Date of Award

Fall 12-14-2023

Document Type

Project Abstract (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in School Psychology


Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Joshua Johnson


The purpose of this project was to investigate the effectiveness of the check-in check-out (CICO) behavioral intervention on a first grader having difficulty with externalizing behaviors in the educational setting. The CICO intervention was conducted to mitigate externalizing behaviors by reinforcing positive behavior in the classroom. The student completed two daily behavior coaching meetings discussing goals and previous behavioral performance. Data collection consisted of a point sheet Daily Behavior Report Card (DBRC) completed by the classroom teacher after each class period. Results suggest the CICO intervention may have been associated with the reduction of externalizing behaviors and goal attainment; however, treatment fidelity and the lack of baseline data allow for the possibility of whether the intervention was the primary reason behind the observed outcomes.

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