Pyramid Model Overview
Research on implementation of the Pyramid Model shows:
- Children have better social skills and less problem behavior in Pyramid Model classrooms.
- 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.
Now let’s take a look at how programs implement the Pyramid Model.