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  • Ballard-Krishnan, S. A., McClure, L., Schmatz, B., Travnikar, B., Friedrich, G., & Nolan, M. (2003). The Michigan PBS initiative: Advancing the spirit of collaboration by including parents in the delivery of personnel development opportunities. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(2), 122-126. doi:10.1177/10983007030050020701

  • Berman, P., & McLaughlin, M. W. (1976). Implementation of educational innovations. Educational Forum, 40, 345-370.

  • Barrett, S. B., Bradshaw, C. P., & Lewis-Palmer, T. (2008). Maryland statewide PBIS initiative: Systems, evaluation, and next steps. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(2), 105-114. doi:10.1177/1098300707312541

  • Biglan, A. (1995). Changing cultural practices: A contextual framework for intervention research. Reno, NV: Context Press.

  • Biglan, A. (2004). Contextualism and the development of effective prevention practices. Prevention Science, 5, 15-21.

Castro, F. G., Barrera, M., & Martinez, C. R. (2004). The cultural adaptation of prevention interventions: Resolving tensions between fidelity and fit. Prevention Science, 5, 41-45.

Earl, L., & Fullan, M. (2003). Using data in leadership for learning. Cambridge Journal of Education, 33, 383-394.

  • Fixsen, D. L., Naoom, S. F., Blasé, K. A., Friedman, R. M., & Wallace, F. (2005). Implementation research: A synthesis of the literature.Tampa, FL: University of South Florida.

  • Freeman, R., Lohrmann, S., Irvin, L. K., Kincaid, D., Vossler, V., & Ferro, J. (2009). Systems change and the complementary roles of inservice and preservice training in school-wide positive behavior support. In G. Sugai, R. Horner, G. Dunlap, & W. Sailor (Eds.), Handbook of positive behavior support (pp. 599-626). Secaucus, NJ: Springer.

  • Freeman, R. Perrin, N., Irvin, L., Vincent, C., Newcomer, L., Moore, M., Anderson, S., Miller, D., Kimbrough, P., Little, A., Deegan, M., Rennells, K., & Farr Bond, K. (2009). Positive behavior support across the lifespan: Expanding the concept of statewide planning for large scale organizational cultural change. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas.

  • Freeman, R., Smith, C., Zarcone, J., Kimbrough, P., Tieghi-Benet, M., Wickham, D., Reese, M., & Hine, K. (2005). Building a statewide plan for embedding positive behavior support in human service organizations. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 7(2), 109-119. doi:10.1177/10983007050070020501

  • Friedman, S. R., Reynold, J., Quan, M. A., Call., S., Crusto, C. A. & Kaufman, J. S. (2007). Measuring changes in interagency collaboration: An examination of the Bridgeport Safe Start Initiative. Evaluation and Program Planning, 30, 294-306.

  • Fullan, M. (1999). Change forces: The sequel. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

  • Fullan, M. (2003). Change forces with a vengeance. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.

  • Fullan, M. (2005). Leadership and sustainability. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

  • Fullan, M. & Stiegelbauer, S. (1991). The new meaning of educational change. New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Galloway, R. L., Panyan, M. V., Smith, C. R., & Wessendorf, S. (2008). Systems change with school-wide positive behavior supports: Iowa's work in progress. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(2), 129-135.

  • Gersten, R., Chard, D. J., & Baker, S. (2000). Factors enhancing sustained use of research-based instructional practices. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 33, 445-457.

  • George, H. P., & Kincaid, D. K. (2008). Building district-level capacity for positive behavior support. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(1), 20-32. doi:10.1177/1098300707311367

Howard, B., & Gould, K. E. (2000). Strategic planning for employee happiness: A business goal for human service organizations. American Journal on Mental Retardation, 105, 377-386.

  • Kellam, S., & Langevin, D. (2003). A framework for understanding "evidence" in prevention research and programs. Prevention Science, 4, 137 - 153.

  • Killu, K., Weber, K. P., Derby, K. M., & Barretto, A. (2006). Behavior intervention planning and implementation of positive behavioral support plans: An examination of states' adherence to standards for practice. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 8(4), 195-200. doi:10.1177/10983007060080040201

  • Kraemer, B. R., Cook, C. R., Browning-Wright, D., Mayer, G. R., & Wallace, M. D. (2008). Effects of training on the use of the behavior support plan quality evaluation guide with Autism educators. A preliminary investigation examining positive behavior support plans. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(3), 179-189. doi:10.1177/1098300708318796

  • Lemke, J. & Sabelli, N. (2008). Complex systems and educational change: Towards a new research agenda. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40(1), 118-129.

  • Latham, G. (1988). The birth and death cycles of educational innovations. Principal, 68, 41-43. Flay, B. R., Biglan, A., Boruch, R. F., Castro, F. G., Gottfredson, D., Kellam, S., et al. (2005). Standards of evidence: Criteria for efficacy, effectiveness, and dissemination. Prevention Science, 6, 151-175.

  • Mass-Galloway, R. L., Panyan, M. V., Smith, C. R., & Wessendorf, S. (2008). Systems change with school-wide positive behavior supports: Iowa's work in progress. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(2), 129-135. doi:10.1177/1098300707312545

  • McIntosh, K., Filter, K. J., Bennett, J., Ryan, C., & Sugai, G. (2010). Principles of sustainable prevention: Designing scale-up of school-wide positive behavior support to promote durable systems. Psychology in the Schools, 47, 5-21.

  • McIntosh, K., Horner, R. H., & Sugai, G. (2009). Sustainability of systems-level evidence-based practices in schools: Current knowledge and future directions. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, & R. H. Horner (Eds.), Handbook of positive behavior support (pp. 327-352). New York: Springer.

  • Moore, M., Freeman, R., & Jackson, D. (2006). Creating a statewide dialogue to increase continuity and access to positive behavior support: The statewide action planning process. TASH Connections, 32, 32-35.

  • Moore, M., Freeman, R., Johnston, C. D. (2005). Building a collaborative state-wide planning network in positive behavior support (PBS) for community-based services. Association for Positive Behavior Support Newsletter, 3(3), 1-4.

  • Muscott, H. S., Mann, E. L., & LeBrun, M. R. (2008). Positive behavioral interventions and supports in New Hampshire. Effects of large-scale implementation of schoolwide positive behavior support on student discipline and academic achievement. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 10(3), 190-205. doi:10.1177/1098300708316258

Powell, D., Fixsen, D., Dunlap, G., Smith, B., & Fox, L. (2007). A synthesis of knowledge relevant to service utilization and delivery for young children with or at risk of challenging behavior. Journal of Early Intervention, 29, 81-106.

  • Reid, D. H., Rotholz, D. A., Parsons, M. B., Morris, L., Braswell, B. A., Green, C. W., & Schell, R. M. (2003). Training human service supervisors in aspects of PBS: Evaluation of a statewide, performance-based program. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 5(1), 35-46. doi:10.1177/10983007030050010601

  • Rotholz, D. A., & Ford, M. E. (2003). Statewide system change in positive behavior support. Mental Retardation, 41, 354-364.

  • Sailor, W. (2003). Implications of federal and state devolution policy for inclusion. Whole school success and inclusive education: Building partnerships for learning, achievement and accountability. New York: Teachers Press College.

  • Schalock, R. L., Gardner, J. F., & Bradley, V. J. (2007). Quality of life across individuals, organizations, systems, and the community. Washington, DC: American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Vaughn, S., Klingner, J., & Hughes, M. (2000). Sustainability of research-based practices. Exceptional Children, 66, 163-171.

  • Senge, P. M. (1990). The fifth discipline. New York: Currency Doubleday.

  • Senge, P. M., Kleiner, A., Roberts, C., Ross, R. B., & Smith, B. J. (1994). The fifth discipline fieldbook: Strategies and tools for building a learning organization. New York: Currency Doubleday.

  • Shannon, P., Daly, D. C., Malatchi, A., Kvarfordt, C., & Yoder, T. (2001). Capacity for statewide implementation of positive behavior supports: A needs assessment strategy. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3(2), 95-100. doi:10.1177/109830070100300206

  • Smith, M. L., & Heflin, L. J. (2001). Supporting positive behavior in public schools: An intervention program in Georgia. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 3(1), 39-47. doi:10.1177/109830070100300106

  • Smith, C., Wickham, D., & Freeman, R. (2003). Coordinating positive behavior support training across multiple service systems. TASH Connections, 29(1/2), 22-24.

  • Spaulding, S. A., Irvin, L. K., Horner, R. H., May, S. L., Emeldi, M., Tobin, T. J., & Sugai, G. (2010). Schoolwide social-behavioral climate, student problem behavior, and related administrative decisions: Empirical patterns from 1,510 schools nationwide. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 12(2), 69-85. doi:10.1177/1098300708329011

  • Sugai, G., Horner, R. H., Algozzine, R., Barrett, S., Lewis, T., Anderson, C., ... Simonsen, B. (2010). School-wide positive behavior support: Implementers' blueprint and self-assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon.

Turnbull, H. R., III, Wilcox, B. L., Stowe, M., Raper, C., & Hedges, L. P. (2000). Public policy foundations for positive behavioral interventions, strategies, and supports. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2(4), 218-230. doi:10.1177/109830070000200406