Improving Student Outcomes Using Class-Wide Function-Related Intervention Teams

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about incidental benefits of class-wide function-related intervention teams (CW-FIT) such as student engagement and possible generalization of intervention effects.
  2. learn about an effective, cost-efficient, and well accepted intervention that addresses student on-task behavior, teacher praise, and reprimands through group contingency.
  3. learn about the results of a study during which CW-FIT was implemented in three elementary school classrooms.
  4. learn about how to implement CW-FIT.


Help teachers address off-task behavior using praise, group contingency, and teaching of appropriate behaviors while using a cost-effective intervention that is acceptable and liked by students as well as teachers. This presentation will provide the results of a study which utilized class-wide function-related intervention teams in three elementary classrooms. Participants will learn about the intervention used in the study, how to implement it, and its positive impact on student and teacher behavior.



Lina Kitson, Olathe Public Schools
Christopher R. Niileksela, University of Kansas

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