Date of Award

Summer 8-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Committee Chair

Brad Dufrene

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Evan Dart

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Joe Olmi

Committee Member 3 School


Committee Member 4

Sara Jordan

Committee Member 4 School



Test-driving is an antecedent method utilized to improve the extent to which teachers adhere to implementation procedures of student interventions (i.e., treatment integrity). The current study aimed to extend the literature on the test-driving intervention with three teacher-student dyads in a high school setting using a multiple baseline design. Teacher/student dyads were recruited based on teacher referral to the schools’ behavioral consultants. Recruited teachers began in a consultation-as-usual phase, where procedures were implemented consistent with the problem-solving consultation model (e.g., problem identification, problem analysis, treatment implementation, and treatment evaluation). Teachers who demonstrated 50% or lower adherence to treatment components were then recommended to participate in the test-driving intervention. During the test-drive, teachers were trained on four different student interventions using behavioral skills training. Teachers were then expected to implement these four different interventions with 100% integrity across two days. Following this test-drive of interventions, teachers rated the acceptability and feasibility of the interventions on the URP-IR and independent of these ratings, selected their most-preferred intervention from those that were implemented with 100% integrity. Researchers expected that TI may improve if teachers were able to select an intervention to implement after they were able align their expectations of each intervention to their actual performance. Results were primarily analyzed via visual analysis which indicated little to no changes in TI data nor student behavior data. Additional research is needed to determine the relationship between choice, acceptability, and treatment integrity.