Second-generation intervention research requires methods for overcoming challenges to understanding complex learning ecologies and interactions of students. Eco-behavioral assessments (EBAs) are one solution to past intervention research challenges. EBAs record the effects of ecological variables in students’ behavior and daily interactions. The utility of EBAs in second-generation research has increased substantially. Numerous EBAs now exist for use with all ages of learners and provide a valid, reliable, and cost effective method for intervention research. This paper examines 18 EBAs as well as software systems designed to support and enhance the use of EBAs. The examination serves as a comprehensive resource to better understand how EBAs can be used in answering complex questions about students’ learning and for advancing second-generation research.



Publication Date

Winter 2006

Journal Title

Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention


Behavior Analyst Online (BAO)

Document Type



Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, © (2006) Joseph D. Cautilli and BAO Journals, publisher, Journal of Behavior Assessment and Intervention in Children.

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