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The Professional Standards for School-Based Behavior Analysts are intended to serve as an enhanced foundational layer for behavior analysts working specifically in the context of public school settings. These Professional Standards were developed by a team of behavior analysts with experience working in public schools and feedback was obtained from additional behavior analysts and other education professionals. There are five identified Professional Standard areas including: 1) Ethical & Professional Practice; 2) Collaboration; 3) Systems Capacity Building; 4) Instruction; and 5) Leadership & Policy.


This project was developed by the Virginia Public Schools Behavior Analyst Network and supported by the Virginia Department of Education through a grant (#876- DOE86625-H027A200107) to Old Dominion University to develop and support the Virginia Public Schools Behavior Analyst Network (VAPSBAN).

This work is licensed under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license. You are permitted to copy, share, and adapt the material for noncommercial purposes if you give appropriate credit and indicate if changes were made.


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Layden, S. J., Irwin, D., Berlin, K. L., Jordan, E. P., Long, K., Lorio-Barsten, D. K., McKee, C., O’Berry, J. L., Olesevich, J., Phelps, K., Riddle, H., Wharam, A. (2021). Professional standards for school-based behavior analysts. Virginia Public Schools Behavior Analyst Network, Virginia Department of Education. 14 pp. doi:10.25776/mw93-dy25