Research on implementation of the Pyramid Model shows that children have better social skills and less problem behavior in Pyramid Model classrooms and that teachers are able to implement Pyramid Model practices better if they receive training and practice-based coaching.
Florida and Tennessee Randomized Study of 2011
The study was conducted within public school classrooms enrolling preschool children with disabilities in Florida and Tennessee.
- Teachers in the experimental condition who received training and coaching demonstrated statistically significant differences in their implementation of Pyramid Model practices.
- Children enrolled in the experimental classrooms implementing the Pyramid Model demonstrated statistically significant differences in their social skills.
- Target children in the experimental classrooms had statistically significant reductions in problem behavior.
These findings have been published. See the following article for more information:
Hemmeter, M. L., Snyder, P. A., Fox, L., & Algina, J. (2016). Evaluating the implementation of the Pyramid Model for promoting social emotional competence in early childhood classrooms.Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 36, 133-146.
Check out the research findings in greater detail, in the presentations below.
- A Classroom-Wide Model for Promoting Social Emotional Development & Addressing Challenging Behavior in Preschool
- Establishing the Pyramid Model as an Evidence-Based Practice: Results from a Randomized Study
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