Date of Award

Spring 5-16-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)


Special Education

First Advisor

Ginny VanRie


Marks (2000) reported engagement in the classroom leads to achievement and contributes to students' social and cognitive development. There have been several studies on the Check and Connect (CNC) intervention, however there is little research on its effectiveness on high school students who lack engagement and display disruptive behaviors. In this study, a multiple-baseline across participants design was used to determine the effects of a CNC intervention on student disruptive behaviors among students with and without disabilities in the 9th grade of high school. Three high school students age 13-16 with persistent disruptive behaviors participated in this study. Data on the effect of the CNC intervention were collected, interpreted, and graphed. The behavior of the participants was measured through the use of a behavior report card. As a result of the CNC intervention, all participants decreased in the number of inappropriate and disruptive behaviors once the intervention was implemented therefore it was determined that there was a functional relation between the intervention and the decrease in inappropriate in behaviors for the participants.