William Sweeney

William Sweeney

Professor

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Delzell Education Center 111B

Phone: (605) 677-5824

Email: William.Sweeney@usd.edu

Education:

  • Ph D, Applied Behavior Analysis, The Ohio State University, 1992
  • MS, Severe Learning and Behavior Disorders, Moorhead State University, 1989
  • BA, History, Psychology, Social Sciences, Secondary Education, St. John's University, 1985

Licensures and Certifications:

  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Teacher License, State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Ohio Teacher License, Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Teacher License, Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Teacher License, Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Teacher License, Ohio Department of Education
  • Ohio Teacher License, Ohio Department of Education
  • Minnesota Teacher License, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Minnesota Teacher License, Minnesota Department of Education
  • North Dakota Teaching Credential, North Dakota Department of Education
  • Minnesota Teacher License, Minnesota Department of Education
  • North Dakota Teaching Credential, North Dakota Department of Education
  • North Dakota Teaching Credential, North Dakota Department of Education
  • North Dakota Teaching Credential, North Dakota Department of Education
  • North Dakota Teaching Credential, North Dakota Department of Education
  • Minnesota Teacher License, Minnesota Department of Education
  • Minnesota Teacher License, Minnesota Department of Education

Grants:

  • Using SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching measurement as an alternative formative assessment approach for building content fluency in university coursework: Three years of class wide data and samples of individual performances., Bitter Foundation Mini-Grants for Undergraduate Research, School of Education. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Using SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching measurement as an alternative formative assessment approach for building content fluency in university coursework: Three years of class wide data and samples of individual performances., CURCS Mini-Grants, Council for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Using SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching measurement as an alternative formative assessment approach for building content fluency in university coursework: Three years of class wide data and samples of individual performances., CTL Teaching Improvements Grants, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2017 - 2017)
  • Evaluating the classwide instructional fluency related to content instruction in an university course: Using SAFMEDS combined with Precision Teaching measurement procedures., Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship (i.e., CURCS). Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Evaluating the classwide instructional fluency related to content instruction in an university course: Using SAFMEDS combined with Precision Teaching measurement procedures., Bitter Foundation Student Travel Awards. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Behavioral dynamics and Precision Teaching measurement procedures combined with the use of SAFMEDS flashcards and iPad repeated reading applications for improving the identification of important course content and oral reading fluency of student in higher education and second- and third-grade students with students learning disabilities., Center for Teaching & Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2014 - 2014)
  • Evaluating the classwide instructional fluency related to content instruction in an university course: Using SAFMEDS combined with Precision Teaching measurement procedures., Bitter Foundation Student Travel Awards. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.. (2014 - 2014)
  • Evaluating the classwide instructional fluency related to content instruction in an university course: Using SAFMEDS combined with Precision Teaching measurement procedures., Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship (i.e., CURCS) mini-grant awards. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD.. (2014 - 2014)
  • National call for states to request CEEDAR intensive technical assistance, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center Center, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under a cooperative agreement to the University of Florida, South Dakota Department of Education. (2013 - 2016)
  • National call for states to request CEEDAR intensive technical assistance, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform (CEEDAR) Center [U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under a cooperative agreement to the University of Florida, South Dakota Department of Education, South Dakota Department of Education & the University of Florida. Grant Role: Supporting. (2013 - 2016)
  • Behavioral dynamics and Precision Teaching measurement procedures combined with the use of SAFMEDS flashcards for improving the fluency identification of musical notation, symbols, and concepts with early elementary students., MCI Teaching Improvements Grants, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2011 - Present)
  • Dissemination of applied classroom research on 'Count-Toon' self-management procedures in an early childhood special education setting, Center for Teaching and Learning Grant. Grant Role: Principal. (2010 - 2010)
  • Dissemination of applied classroom research for students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders, Center for Teaching and Learning. Grant Role: Principal. (2009 - 2009)

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Hazlett, Lisa, and Sweeney, William. Hazlett, L., & Sweeney, W. (2017). Balancing Updating Young Adult Literature Reading Lists While Retaining Quality Titles.. In Hayn, J., Kaplan, J. & Clemmons, K.R. (Eds.). Teaching adolescent literature today. Second Edition. (XXXX). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield., edited by Hayn, J.A., Kaplan, J. & Clemmons, K.R., 123-135. Iss. Second Edition. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017.
  • Hazlett, Lisa, and Sweeney, William. Using Young Adult Literature in Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards with Inclusion Students in non-IDEA Classrooms.. In Teaching Young Adult Literature: Integrating, Implementing, and Re-Imagining the Common Core, edited by J. Hayn, J.S. Kaplan, and A.L. Nolan. Lanham, MD: Roman and Littlefield, 2015.
  • Hazlett, Lisa, Sweeney, William, and Reins, Kevin. Using Young Adult Literature Featuring LGBTQ, Disabled, and Disabled LGBTQ Adolescents to Strengthen Classroom Inclusion. Edited by Anita Woolfolk Hoy, 206-214. Vol. 50, Iss. 3. Urbana, IL: Theory Into Practice, 2011.
  • Hayn, Judith A., Hazlett, Lisa, Sweeney, William, and . Facilitating inclusion: Young adult literature as a tool. Edited by Susan L. Groenke and Lisa Scherff, 8-11. Vol. 31, Iss. 4. National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL: English Leadership Quarterly, 2009.
  • Malanga, Paul R., and Sweeney, William. Increasing active responding in a university applied behavior analysis course: The effect of daily assessment and response cards on end of week quiz scores. Edited by Brian K. Martens, 187-199. Vol. 17, Iss. 2. Springer Publshing: Journal of Behavioral Education, 2008.
  • Sweeney, William, Ring, Mary, Malanga, Paul R., Lambert, Charles M., , , and . Using curriculum-based assessment and repeated practice instructional procedures combined with daily goal setting to improve elementary students oral reading fluency: A teacher training approach.. Edited by Richard Kubina, 2-19. Vol. 19, Iss. 1. Penn State University, University Park, PA: Journal of Precision Teaching and Celeration, 2003.
  • Hazlett, Lisa, Sweeney, William, and . Using Young Adult Literature in Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards with Inclusion Students. In Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards through Young Adult Literature. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Hazlett, Lisa, and Sweeney, William. PROPOSAL ONLY--Using Young Adult Literature in Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards with Inclusion Students. In Implementing Common Core Literacy Standards through Young Adult Literature. NY: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.

Presentations:

  • Sweeney, William, Iverson, Monica K., . SAFMEDS Instruction Combined With Precision Teaching Measurement, An Alternative To Traditional Content Quizzes In Higher Education: Modeling & Practicing Data Collection & Analysis. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) National Conference, San Diego, CA. (May 28, 2018)
  • Sweeney, William J., Iverson, Monica K.. SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching, an alternative to traditional classroom quizzes: Modeling data collection and analysis. Presented at the 44th Annual Convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, California. (May 26, 2018)
  • Sweeney, William J., Iverson, Monica, Wiebers, Abigail C., Jorgensen, Jennifer L.. Using SAFMEDS instruction combined with Precision Teaching measurement as an alternative formative assessment approach for building content fluency in university coursework: Three years of class wide data.. Presented at the 43rd Annual Convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Denver, Colorado. (May 27, 2017)
  • Sweeney, William J.. The omnipotent god of shoes and the importance of individualization.. Presented at the South Dakota ED Talks Dean's Luncheon, Vermillion, South Dakota. (December 9, 2016)
  • Sweeney, William, Stabnow, Erin F.. Increasing Pizza Box Assembly Using Task Analysis And A Least-to-Most Prompting Hierarchy. Presented at the 42nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL. (May 30, 2016)
  • Sweeney, William J., Climer, Candice K.. Using Goal-Setting, Public Posting, and Feedback to Improve the Performance of Collegiate Volleyball Players. Presented at the 41st Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, Texas. (May 24, 2015)
  • Sweeney, William J., Johnson, Matthew D.. An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Good Behavior Game in a Tier 2 High School Special Education Classroom.. Presented at the 41st Annual Convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, Texas. (May 23, 2015)
  • Sweeney, William J., Jansen, Emily A., Lombard, Tara J., Timmer, Emily R., , . Evaluating the classwide instructional fluency related to content instruction in an university course: Using SAFMEDS with Precision Teaching measurement procedures. Presented at the 40th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL. (May 26, 2014)
  • Sweeney, William J., Carlson, Krislyn J.. Incorporating iPad technology within repeated reading interventions for students with learning disabilities. Presented at the 40th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL. (May 25, 2014)
  • Sweeney, William, Sweeney, Susan, Sweeney, Twila, Sweeney, Joseph, Sweeney, Britney. Panel Discussion Related to Family Consideration in Foster & Adoptive Care Settings. Presented at the PRIDE Training for Parents Considering Foster & Adoptive Care, Vermillion, SD. (October 15, 2013)
  • Sweeney, William, Malanga, Paul. A case against percentages as a primary dependent measure. Presented at the 39th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis. (May 25, 2013)
  • Mayrose, Ronda, Sweeney, William, . Combining the use of repeated practice through the use of SAFMEDS with Precision Teaching measurement procedures to build fluency in music notation recognition with elementary students.. Presented at the 37th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO. (May 30, 2011)
  • Malanga, Paul, Chambers, Mark R., Sweeney, William, . The relationship between functional assessment and behavioral support plans. Presented at the 37th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO. (May 29, 2011)
  • Mayrose, Ronda, Sweeney, William, . Preliminary results of combining the use of repeated practice through the use of SAFMEDS with Precision Teaching measurement procedures to build fluency in music notation recognition with elementary students. Presented at the IdEA Fest 2011, Vermillion, SD. (April 14, 2011)
  • Puhrmann, Melissa K., Sweeney, William. The effects of using the Countoon behavior management strategy with young children in an early childhood special education setting. Presented at the 36th Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX. (May 30, 2010)
  • Heath, Jennifer S., Sweeney, William. Improving oral reading fluency in elementary students of American Indian heritage with learning disabilities using the repeated reading instructional approach. Presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AR. (May 26, 2009)
  • Sweeney, William, Iverson, Monica K., Malanga, Paul R.. Evaluation of a token economy's effectiveness in a self-contained classroom in a psychiatric rehabilitation facility with secondary students diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Presented at the 35th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Phoenix, AR. (May 25, 2009)
  • Kristi, Oskar, Sweeney, William. ), using repeated practice and error correction procedures combined with Precision Teaching measurement approaches to improve math calculation fluency of middle school students with emotional and behavioral disorders.. Presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL. (May 28, 2008)
  • Ward-Maguire, Patricia, Sweeney, William, Malanga, Paul R.. Increasing on-task behavior and assignment completion of high school students with emotional and behavioral disorders. Presented at the 34th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Chicago, IL. (May 27, 2008)
  • Sweeney, William, Malanga, Paul R., Tutt, Nichole M.. Using Precision Teaching measurement procedures and repeated reading practice procedures to build oral reading fluency with academically at-risk fourth-grade students: Teaching teachers how to teach. Presented at the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA. (May 28, 2007)
  • Sweeney, William, Perrine, Kristel. Teaching preservice teachers to use repeated reading practice procedures combined with Precision Teaching measurement approaches to improve the oral reading fluency and retelling comprehension of fourth-grade students considered academically at-risk. Presented at the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA. (May 26, 2007)
  • Sweeney, William, Schreurs, Brittany S., Malanga, Paul R.. Improving oral reading fluency and retelling comprehension of students with Native American heritage through the use of repeated readings and Precision Teaching measurement approaches. Presented at the 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Diego, CA. (May 23, 2007)
  • Sweeney, William. Special education update including the status of IDEA reauthorization (i.e., Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act of 2004.. Presented at the Second Annual South Dakota School Law Institute , Sioux Falls, SD. (June 10, 2006)
  • Pierce, Carla L., Sweeney, William. Building oral reading fluency and retelling comprehension with fourth-grade students in a highly diverse elementary school.. Presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA. (May 29, 2006)
  • Berlinger, Robert W., Sweeney, William, Malanga, Paul R.. Using repeated readings to build oral reading fluency and retelling comprehension of fourth-grade students considered academically at-risk. Presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA. (May 29, 2006)
  • Sweeney, William, Wetz, Jenny, Powell, Lauri, Tracy, Rise, Sweeney, Susan R., . Using repeated readings procedures and Precision Teaching evaluation procedures with fourth-grade general education students to improve oral reading fluency and retelling comprehension in an era of "No Child Left Behind.". Presented at the 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Atlanta, GA. (May 27, 2006)