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WHAT IS PRE-CORRECTION?

Pre-correction is a PBIS classroom man-


agement technique where teachers re-
mind students of expected behaviors be- PRE-CORRECTION IN DIVERSE
fore an activity rather than punishing for CLASSROOMS:
negative behaviors afterwards.
Pre-correction has been successfully used to
improve behavior and learning for all students,
including students with emotional and learning
IMPLEMENTING PRE-CORRECTION
disabilities and those learning English.
IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Step 1. IDENTIFY THE PROBLEM


BEHAVIORS

Step 2. CHANGE EXPECTATIONS


AND COMMUNICATE NEW ONES

Step 3. PRACTICE NEW ROUTINES


AND PROVIDE REMINDERS

Step 4. POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT

Step 5. MONITOR STUDENT


PROGRESS
Tips to bring pre-correction to your classroom:
 Communicate expectations in 4 ways: verbally, in writing, in images and by modeling
 Give instructions and expectations in a manner appropriate to your students
 Use pre-correction to guide behavior and to remind students of common errors on as-
signments
 Be patient. Students need to practice new routines before they become automatic.
 Combine pre-correction with plenty of praise when students meet expectations

Success by the numbers:


 + 42.25%- Respectful passing period behavior in middle schools ….
 +42% - Reading comprehension in students with learning disabilities ...
 +28%- Time on task for students with learning disabilities …
when pre-correction is used.

FURTHER INFORMATION:
University of Louisville : Videos and examples

William and Mary : Dealing with challenging behaviors

Department of Education: Pre-correction intervention guide

References:
Crosby, Crosby, S., Jolivette, K., & Patterson, D. (2006). Using precorrection to manage inappropriate
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Haydon, T., & Kroeger, S. (2016). Active supervison, precorrection and explicit timing: A high school case
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Lampi, A., Fenty, N., & Beaunae, C. (2005). Makting the three Ps easier: Praise, proximity and
precorrection. Beyond Behavior, 15(1), 8-12.
Miao, Y., Darch, C., & Rabren, K. (2002). Use of precorrection strategies to enhace reading performance of
studens with learning and behavior problems. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 29(3), 162-
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Oswald, K., Safran, S., & Johanson, G. (2005). Preventing trouble: Making schools safer places using
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Parks Ennis, R., Schwab, J., & Jolivette, K. (2013). Using precorrectin as a secondary-tier intervention for
reducing problem behaviors in instructional and noninstructional settings. Beyond Behavior, 22