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Research Project


Physical Education


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What effect does a reward system have on ninth grade student behavior? Is there a way to have my students behave better than they currently are? There is plenty of research that has been conducted on different types of distracting behavior as well as different types of systems and programs that try to influence that behavior. A ninth grade class has been selected, observed, and data has been recorded on any disruptive or unwanted behavior for three weeks. The first three weeks the student had no clue they were being checked for behavior. For the second three weeks, a reward system was implanted for the class. The class was given the opportunity to earn a “free day” in physical education class by decreasing their disruptive behavior during class. In this study the students proved that if given the chance to work towards something they would work harder and behave better.

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