Date of Award

Fall 12-2010

Degree Type

Masters Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chair

Joe Olmi

Committee Chair Department


Committee Member 2

Brad Dufrene

Committee Member 2 Department


Committee Member 3

Sterett Mercer

Committee Member 3 Department


Committee Member 4

Michael Mong

Committee Member 4 Department



The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Check In-Check Out (CICO) in increasing appropriate behavior and decreasing disruptive behavior of three students in south Mississippi who were referred for behavioral problems, a multiple baseline across students design was employed. Target students' levels of appropriate behavior and frequency of disruptive behavior over time were compared through evaluation of daily behavior report card (DBRC) point data and rates of office discipline referrals (ODRs). Treatment integrity was assessed. The current study serves as one of the few studies in the CICO literature to (a) implement ClCO in a high school setting, (b) examine appropriate behavior through the use of DBRC, (c) evaluate treatment integrity for all days of CICO implementation, and (d) set point goals based on baseline performance. Furthermore, challenges in implementation and possible solutions are discussed. Results suggest that CICO may be a viable intervention, resulting in increases in appropriate behavior and decreases in disruptive behaviors across all participants.