Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Committee Chair

Brad Dufrene

Committee Chair School


Committee Member 2

Emily DeFouw

Committee Member 2 School


Committee Member 3

Crystal Taylor

Committee Member 3 School


Committee Member 4

Joe Olmi

Committee Member 4 School



The present investigation assessed the effectiveness of Implementation Planning (IP) as a strategy for improving the treatment integrity of a commonly implemented behavioral intervention, Check-In/Check-Out (CICO). An electronic daily behavior report card (E-DBRC) was used to monitor intervention effectiveness for three students across a non-concurrent multiple-baseline design. IP was not associated with consistent improvements in treatment integrity for teachers who served as mentors within the CICO intervention. Teacher treatment integrity improved for one student’s teacher but had no sustained functional relation for the other two teachers. Student behavioral data were collected to determine if the implementation of CICO was associated with improvements for behavioral outcomes; however, since IP had minimal effect on treatment integrity, it was not possible to draw conclusions regarding a functional relation between implementation of CICO and student behavioral outcomes. Social validity data were collected, and teachers rated IP and CICO with an E-DBRC as being favorable. The results are discussed within the context of the limitations, difficulties associated with conducting research in applied settings, and directions for future research.