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Behavior Contract

Behavior Contract

Why should I do it:

  • Provides students with more one on one help, support, and intervention
  • Holds students accountable
  • Provides structure, routine, consistency, and organization
  • Promotes self responsibility
  • Improves students’ grades and accountability
  • Improves student buy-in
  • Increases student motivation and effort
  • Improves school/home communication

When should I do it:

  • When students exhibit persistent behavior problems
  • When students are very unorganized
  • When students consistently fail to compete daily class/school requirements (work, behavior expectations, peer interactions, lunch, etc)
  • When students exhibit persistent emotional difficulties, like frustration, anxiety, tantrums, etc.
  • When students are defiant and oppositional

How do I do it:

  • Utilize a daily behavior form, chart, or report card
  • Decide on the main problem behaviors and put these on the chart
  • Explain the procedure with the student
  • Rate the student for each period, hour, etc in the areas you decide to put on the form or chart
  • Send a copy of the chart or form home for the parent to sign and review with the student, either daily or weekly
  • Depending on the form you use, you may give the student a new form each day or the form may have space to rate the student for the week or month, etc.
  • Review the student’s daily behavior and marks with them in a productive manner, discussing how they felt they did, why, and what to change or do differently the next day, etc.

Resources & Support for technique:
(Items with footnotes link to external websites)


  1. Utah State Office of Education. Behavioral Contract. [].
  2. Utah State Office of Education. Additional Application: The One-Party Behavioral Contract in a Transition Services Setting. [].
  3. Utah State Office of Education. Behavior Contract Video. [].
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  5. Demand Media, Inc. How to Create a Student Behavior Contract. [].
  6. Intervention Central. Behavior Contracts. [].
  7. Free Behavior Contracts. Free Printable Behavior Contracts & Charts. [].
  8. Wright, J. Sample Behavior Contract. [].
  9. Behavior Contract: My Contract. [].
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  13. Demand Media, Inc. (2011). How to Create a Behavioral Contract with Your Teen. [].
  14. Teachnology, Inc. Learning Contract Maker. [].
  15. Foundation Academy Charter School. Foundation Academy School-Parent-Student Contract. [].
  16. Adapted from Twin Peaks Middle School, Poway, CA., California State PTA Parents Empowering Parents. Student-Teacher-Parent Contract. [].
  17. Building Blox. Behavior Contract: I Am Working For. [].
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  19. Webster, J. Behavior Contracts to Support Good Behavior
    Explicit Contracts Can Help Students Improve Problem Behavior.
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  22. Pearson Education, Inc. Behavior Management Forms. [].
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  24. EducationBug. Behavior Contracts and Emotional Disturbance. [].
  25. Free Printable Behavior Charts. Free Printable Behavior Charts. [].
  26. Latitudes., Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy. Behavior Modification Charts for Home and School. [].
  27. Ascend Interactive, Inc. The Behavior Charts that kids love. [].
  28. Chart Jungle. Computer Printer Picture Graphics : Behavior Charts (FREE PRINTABLES : BEHAVIOR : CHILD) . [].
  29. Child-Behavior-Guide. Behavior Charts for Kids. [].
  30. Legacy Publishing Company. Free EP Downloadable Behavior Charts. [].
  31. Teen Help. Behavior Contracts. [].
  32. Kid Pointz, LLC. Behavior Contracts. [].
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  36. Provost, T. How To Create Behavior Contracts. [].
  37. Madison Metropolitan School District. Behavior Contracts. [].
  38. Los Angeles Unified School District. Corona Avenue School Student Behavior Contract. [].
  39. Google. Behavior Contract (Google image search). [].
  40. MakingRoomASD. (2010). How To Use A Behavior Contract in 15-Minutes. [].