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Standard Celeration Charts

Brief Description & Background - Standard Celeration Charts (SCC) are data display tools that are primarily used by Behavior Analysts to display fluency skills.  Fluency being defined as how accurately one can respond in a short amount of time.  The SCC was developed in 1967 by Ogden Lindsley.

Precision Teaching

According to Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precision_teaching 

Precision teaching is a precise and systematic method of evaluating instructional tactics and curricula. It is one of the few quantitative analyses of behavior forms of applied behavior analysis. It comes from a very strong quantitative scientific basis and was pioneered by Ogden Lindsley in the 1960s based largely on Skinner's operant conditioning. Precision teaching is a type of programmed instruction that focuses heavily on frequency as its main datum. By focusing on fluency, the teacher can then adjust the curricula for each learner to maximize the learning based on the learner's personal fluency measurements. The instruction can be by any method or approach. For example, the most effective applications of Precision Teaching have been when it is combined with Direct Instruction[1]. Children as young as five have charted their fluency measurements and utilized precision teaching to increase their learning. According to Owen White,[2] Precision Teaching "has been used successfully to teach the progress of learners ranging from the severely handicapped to university graduate students, from the very young to the very old."

Graphing Rate with Stephanie Bates

"In 1970, FIVE-YEAR-OLD Stephanie Bates wrote out and performed this classic slide show with her father, Douglas Bates. This slide presentation has been adapted for the Internet by Behavior Research Company for the world to enjoy again or anew!" 

Video: Stephanie Bates

Graphing Rate: Stephanie's Story


Some Useful Links

Charting Zero - A recent post to the SClistserv asks how the frequency multiplier works in the case of 0 or no count frequency. The answer reinforces many of the four reasons Dr. Rick Kubina has advanced in the discussion of which convention Precision Teachers should adopt to represent 0 on the chart. The convention he advocates: place acceleration (dot) or deceleration (X) data at a x2 distance below time bar (Graf & Lindsley, 2002). The reasons for adopting the convention are on his website and in his book The Precision Teaching book.

Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration Index - Here you can find an index for articles published in The Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration.  They are linked to the pages for the individual journals, but they are not linked to the articles themselves.

Standard Celeration Society - Information on the conference, journal, the chart and related news.

Images of Standard Celeration Charts