Jeong Hoon Choi

Jeong Hoon Choi

Jeong Hoon Choi

Dr. Jeong Hoon Choi is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Kansas. Dr. Choi serves as a SWIFT data manager and analyst to support SWIFT intervention and evaluate its effectiveness. He earned his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in special education at the University of Kansas. He collaborated with Dr. Sailor on multiple transformation projects focused on integrated MTSS implementation. His interest in tiered methodology undergirding MTSS stretches back to his doctoral research on Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS). He co-developed fidelity measurements such as SWIFT Fidelity of Implementation Tool (SWIFT-FIT) and SWIFT Fidelity Integrity Assessment (SWIFT-FIA), which are used in the SWIFT Education Center. He contributed to technology applications in technical assistance through such things as organizing and managing web content for the National Center on PBIS and co-developing an integrated data system for MTSS. In his current role as a data analyst at SWIFT Center, he participates in the development of large longitudinal databases that integrate data from multiple systems.


Investigator, The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center,
Assistant Research Professor / Data Analyst, Life Span Institute,
The SWIFT (Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation) Education Center


BA, Rehabilitation Psychology, Daegu University, Gyeongsan, South Korea, 1997
MA, Music Therapy, Sookmyung University, Seoul, South Korea, 1999
MA, Special Education, University of Kansas, 2002
PhD, Special Education, University of Kansas, 2007

Contact Information

Phone:
+1 785 864 6873

Recent Publications

Contribution to Educational Research (Peer Reviewed Journal Publications)

 

  1. Efficacy of Equity-based inclusive education.

Equity based-inclusion incorporates instructional strategies to include students with disabilities and multi-tiered system of support (MTSS). Dr. Choi’s contributions to this research have focused on analyses of the efficacy of MTSS on student outcomes. Results indicated that implementation of equity-based inclusion, when it is implemented with fidelity, could benefit all students including students with disabilities by increasing their academic scores. The findings support that complex system change and integration of behavior/academic MTSS are necessary to maximize the benefit for all students.

  1. Choi, J. H., Meisenheimer, J. M., McCart, A. B., & Sailor, W. (2017). improving learning for all students through equity-based inclusive reform practices: effectiveness of a fully integrated schoolwide model on student reading and math achievement. Remedial and Special Education, 38(1), 28-41. doi: 10.1177/0741932516644054.

  2. Sailor, W., Roger, B., Wolf, N., Choi, J.-H., & Keetle, S. (2008). Sustaining positive Behavior Support in the Context of Comprehensive School Reform. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, R. Horner, (Eds.). Handbook of Positive Behavior Supports. In. M. Roberts (Series Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology. New York: Springer.

  3. Sailor, W., Zuna, N., Choi, J.-H., Thomas, J., McCart, A., & Roger, B. (2006). Anchoring schoolwide positive behavior support in structural school reform. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities, 31(1), 18-30.

 

  1. Multi-tiered System of Support including Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support.

Schoolwide Positive behavior support (SWPBS) as an application of multi-tiered systems of support has been studied with multiple populations. The system change effort driven by SWPBS effectively reduces student problem behavior measured by office discipline referrals and suspensions. SWPBS framework can be applied in multiple educational environments such as urban and early childhood settings.

    1. McCart, A., Lee, J. L., Frey, A. J., Wolf, N., Choi, J.-H., & Haynes, H. (2010). Comprehensive response to intervention in early childhood: Multi-tiered supports promoting family engagement. Early Childhood Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Effectiveness, 4(2), 87-104.

    2. Dunlap, G., Carr, E. G., Horner, R. H., Koegel, R. L., Sailor, W., Clarke, S. L., Koegel, K., Albin, R. W., Vaughn, B. J., McLaughlin, D. M., James, K. M., Todd, A. W., Newton, J. S., Lucyshyn, J., Griggs, P., Bohanon, H., Choi, J.-H., Vismara, L., Minjarez, M. B., Buschbacher, P., & Fox, L. (2010). A descriptive, multi-year examination of positive behavior support. Journal of Behavioral Disorders, 35(4), 259-279.

    3. McCart, A., Wolf, N., Sweeney, H., & Choi, J.-H. (2009). The application of multi-tiered systems. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field, 12(2), 122-132.

    4. Putnam, R. F., McCart, A., Griggs, P., & Choi, J.-H. (2008). Behavior Support in Urban Environments. In W. Sailor, G. Dunlap, G. Sugai, R. Horner, (Eds.). Handbook of Positive Behavior Supports. In. M. Roberts (Series Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology. New York: Springer.

 

  1. Measurement Development for Equity-based Inclusion Models.

Tools for equity-based inclusion models have been developed and preliminary technical adequacy has been established. The SWIFT Fidelity of Implementation Tool (SWIFT-FIT) measures fidelity of implementation, that is, the extent to which a school is implementing, the SWIFT framework of inclusive education practices aligned with five domains and ten features. A preliminary technical adequacy study indicates SWIFT-FIT is a reliable and valid measure for assessing SWIFT implementation status.

    1. Algozzine, B., Sweeney, H. M., Choi, J. H., Horner, R., Sailor, W., McCart, A. B., Satter, A., & Lane, K. L. (2016). Development and preliminary technical adequacy of the Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation Fidelity of Implementation Tool. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1-21. doi: 10.1177/0734282915626303.

 

  1. Method for Collaborative Evaluation.

Bayesian approach has been applied and tested to facilitate collaborative evaluation between evaluators and stakeholders. MTSS data has been analyzed with a Bayesian test as an example of collaborative evaluation. The findings suggest that the co-constructed prior with collaboration can be more successful than formulas. Previous knowledge and opinions of stakeholders can be a part of analysis in evaluation.

    1. Hicks, T., Rodriguez-Campos, L., Choi, J.H. (2017). Bayesian posterior odds ratios: Statistical tools for collaborative evaluations. Journal of American Evaluation. Advance online publication. DOI: 10.1177/1098214017704302

 

  1. Domains Contributing to the equity-based MTSS / Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Tranformation (SWIFT)

Intermediate outcomes and findings of SWIFT project (i.e, equity-based MTSS) are analyzed and reported for a special issue of the Inclusion journal. Improved fidelity of SWIFT domains and related outcomes are summarized with multiple analyses.

    1. Kozleski, E. B. & Choi, J. H. (in press). Leadership for Equity and Inclusivity in Schools: The Cultural Work of Inclusive Schools, Inclusion.

    2. Sailor, W., McCart, A. B., & Choi, J. H. (in press). Re-conceptualizing Inclusive Education through Multi-Tiered System of Support, Inclusion.

    3. Gross, J. M. S., Choi, J. H., Francis, G. L. (in press). Perceptions of Family Engagement and Support in SWIFT Schools. Inclusion.

    4. Schuh, M., Knackstedt, K. M., Cornett, J., Choi, J. H., Pollitt, D., & Satter, A. L. (in press). All Means All: Connecting Federal Education Policy and Local Implementation Practice Through Evidence and Equity, Inclusion.

 

Monograph Publication

Sugai, G., Horner, R.H., Algozzine, R., Barrett, S., Lewis, T., Anderson, C., Bradley, R., Choi, J. H., Dunlap, G., Eber, L., George, H., Kincaid, D., McCart, A., Nelson, M., Newcomer, L., Putnam, R., Riffel, L., Rovins, M., Sailor, W., Simonsen, B. (2010). School-wide positive behavior support: Implementersblueprint and self-assessment. Eugene, OR: University of Oregon.

 

 

Newsletter Writings

Bezdek, J., McCart, A., Griggs, P., & Choi, J.-H. (2007, Winter). Behavior at home. PBS connections, 1(2). Available at: http://beachcenter.org

 

Bezdek, J., McCart, A., Griggs, P., & Choi, J.-H. (2006, Fall). The personal approach. PBS connections, 1(1). Available at: http://beachcenter.org

 

Presentations

International Conference Presentations

Presenter for the 2018 CEC Annual Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL - Relation Between Implementation of Schoolwide Integrated Framework for Transformation (SWIFT) and Student Outcomes

Feb. 2018

Co-presenter for the 2018 CEC Annual Convention & Expo, Tampa, FL – Equity-Based MTSS: A Framework for Inclusion

Feb. 2018

Presenter for the 2017 TASH Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA - Evidence from the SWIFT Model of Inclusive School Reform Evaluation

Dec. 2017

Co-presenter for the 2017 CEC Annual Convention & Expo, Boston, MA – MTSS: A Framework for Increasing Peer Engagement in Shared Educational Environments

Apr. 2017

Co-presenter for the 16th Annual Values and Leadership Conference, Victoria, BC

Sep. 2011

Co-presenter for the 16th Annual Values and Leadership Conference, Victoria, BC

Sep. 2011

The International Forum ‘SWPBS Current Trends and Future Workshop,’ Kongju National University, Korea.

Sep. 2011

The International Forum ‘SWPBS Current Trends and Future Workshop,’ Kongju National University, Korea.

Sep. 2011

The International Forum ‘SWPBS Current Trends and Future Workshop,’ Kongju National University, Korea.

Sep. 2011

Co-presenter for the International Positive Behavior Support Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Mar. 2010

The International Positive Behavior Support Conference, Rosemont, Illinois.

Mar. 2008

Co-presenter for the International PBS conference, Florida

Mar. 2005

 

National Conference Presentations

Co-presenter for the SWIFT National Professional Learning Institute, Arlington, Texas.

Jul. 2016

Co-presenter for the National PBIS Leadership Forum, Rosemont, Illinois.

Oct. 2011

Co-presenter for the Teacher Education Division (TED) annual conference, Saint Louis, MO.

Nov. 2010

Co-presenter for the National PBIS Leadership Forum, Rosemont, Illinois.

Oct. 2010

Co-presenter for the National PBS Leadership Forum, Rosemont, Illinois.

Oct. 2009

Presenter for the National PBS conference (Forum for Change), Rosemont, Illinois.

Oct. 2007

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