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Responsible Discipline Process
Initial Evaluation Report, 2001-02

The following excerpt delineates findings from the initial evaluation report of the Guilford County Schools Responsible Discipline Process (a Foundations and CHAMPs project). The complete report is available as a PDF.

RDP Outcomes

Fourteen Guilford County Schools participated in RDP during the 2001-02 school year. Four schools (three elementary and one middle) achieved Full Implementation and four schools (elementary) reached the Partial Implementation stage. The remaining six schools experienced a slower rate of implementation impacted by their participation in other initiatives and changes. The following outcomes relate to the eight Full and Partial Implementation schools only.

Staff perceptions of school safety and civility (measured by the RDP Staff Survey):

The number of office referrals for rule violations:

Trends in suspension rates from 1998-99 to 2001-02:

Teacher ratings of their knowledge and use of effective classroom management practices following CHAMPs training (Full Implementation schools only):


** The authors of the report attribute the increases in referrals and suspensions cited above to "the consistent application of behavioral expectations among the staff and the gradual implementation of effective behavior management strategies."

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