Using Assessment to Support Professional Development in Classroom Management (OS100)

  • PMD: 1,2
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 11: Consultation and Collaboration With Educators and Parents
  • Live Chat:
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand the empirical basis for efficacious classroom management practices.
  2. learn about the background and intended uses of the Direct Behavior Rating-Classroom Management.
  3. utilize the DBR-CM to identify educators that may benefit from professional development in classroom management.


The impact of effective classroom management on student academic, social, and behavioral outcomes is well documented. Despite this intuitive and empirical connection, teachers report receiving little training in classroom management. The Direct Behavior Rating-Classroom Management (DBR-CM) was developed to assist schools in identifying teachers that may benefit from professional development opportunities in this area. This study presents initial diagnostic accuracy information for the DBR-CM to support its use for screening within tiered professional development models.



Wesley A. Sims, University of California, Riverside
Kathleen R. King, University of California, Riverside
Lia E. Sandilos, Temple University
Wesley A. Sims, University of California, Riverside


Wendy M. Reinke, Keith C. Herman

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