Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Special Education



First Reader/Committee Chair

Stone-MacDonald, Angi


This study investigates the impacts that setting events have upon the behavioral outcomes of students on a Check-In, Check-Out (CICO) intervention. Research was conducted through participant interviews each day, which were then translated into quantitative graphs for data analysis. The analysis has shown that there is not a significant correlation between the setting events studied and student behavioral outcomes. Although it was not statistically significant, there appeared to be some degree of correlations. Quantitative data shows that the effects of setting events upon each individual student are varied, which allows us to conclude that the effects of setting events upon student behavior vary, and may be different from student to student. We conclude that though our research did not yield statistically significant results, setting events are an important area of research, and should continue to be investigated in relation to CICO and students’ behavioral outcomes.