School-Wide Positive Behavioral Behavior In Schools - School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Interventions & Supports

K-12 School Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (SWPBIS) brings the building staff together as they collectively improve:

  • Building climate and safety
  • Academic and social behavior outcomes for ALL students
  • Identifying specific school-wide behavioral expectations for common areas
  • Establishing common approaches to encourage appropriate behavior as well as discourage inappropriate behavior
  • The use of data-driven decision making practices to monitor progress

District/School-Wide Professional Development
Trainings Include:

School-wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS)

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. Emphasis is placed on prevention of problem behavior, development of pro-social skills, and the use of data-based problem solving for addressing existing behavior concerns. School-wide PBIS increases the capacity of schools to educate all students utilizing research-based school-wide, classroom, and individualized interventions.  Outcomes include:
  • Increased time for instruction
  • Reduced office tardiness, referrals, suspensions and expulsions
  • Increased safety, positive climate and daily attendance
  • Prevention of future problems
  • Flexibility of implementation to meet the schools needs and climate       

Recommended Resource:   Foundations: Establishing Positive Discipline Policies (3rd ed).  [Video program].Sprick, R.S., Sprick, M.S., & Garrison, M. (2014). Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Publishing 

Response-to-Intervention (RtI) FrameworkSchool-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

RtI is an approach for establishing and redesigning teaching and learning environments so that they are effective, efficient, relevant, and durable for all students, families, and educators (Sugai, 2007).  The following six characteristics support the RtI framework:  Universal screening; Data-based decision making and problem solving; Continuous progress monitoring; Student performance; Continuum of evidenced-based interventions; and, Implementation fidelity. Benefits include:
  • Eliminates “wait to fail” model
  • Decrease inappropriate referrals for special education services
  • Progress monitoring data provides instructionally relevant information

Recommended Resource:   Behavioral Response to Intervention: Creating a Continuum of Problem-Solving & SupportSprick, R.S., Booher, M., & Garrison, M. (2009).. Eugene, OR: Pacific Northwest Publishing.