Dec. 14, 2012
-- The Taylor Group (www.the-taylorgroup.com)
announces the acquisition of Taylor Education Solutions. Taylor Education Solutions serves as a reseller of educational software to the K-12 market. Taylor Education’s primary software is the ABE® platform, which stands for Alternative Behavior Educator.
ABE® is used in districts for the automated delivery of behavior interventions to students, as a tool for alternative discipline and student discipline management. ABE® also serves as the primary tool for many districts in meeting their RtI (Response to Intervention)
requirements. ABE® automatically assigns, delivers, tracks and reports these interventions delivered to the students on the behavioral side of the RtI pyramid and process.
Research results and districts currently using ABE® report decreases in the number of discipline referrals, decreases in the number of repeat referrals, decreases in both in-school (ISS) and out of school (OSS) suspensions, and even a decrease in school-related arrests.
ABE® provides tier 1 processes for RtI, and houses video based interventions for tier 2 interventions and/or alternative discipline requirements. These interventions are delivered in grade appropriate format to the student, as well as the intervention being behavior and discipline specific. ABE® houses many other on-demand, scientifically-
based and empirically-
proven interventions for mal-adaptive behaviors and offenses.
ABE® is finding many districts enjoying many of its new features including the online FBA (Functional Behavior Assessment). Now teachers, staff, and/or behavior analysts have an easy to use icon-driven tool that captures, documents and tracks information needed for BIP’s (Behavior Improvement Plans) or assessment for an IEP based purely on behavior.
The Taylor Group’s CEO Greg Guy stated, “The ABE® platform’s processes and interventions, tailored to and for the student, coupled with our knowledge of both discipline and RtI processes, procedures and best practices of what works in the 21st century, will surely benefit even more districts facing issues with behavior, discipline, RtI, data and disproportionality.”