Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, modeling, recognizing, and rewarding of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety, and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted, and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate.

Schools that effectively implement PBIS demonstrate:

  • Up to a 50% reduction in office referral rates per year (and corresponding reduction in suspension and expulsion rates)
  • Improved attendance rates
  • Improved academic achievement
  • Improved staff perceptions of school safety and atmosphere

PBIS is a systems approach for establishing the social culture needed for a school to be an effective learning environment for ALL students.

Evidence-Based Features of PBIS:

  • Prevention
  • Define and teach positive social expectations
  • Acknowledge positive behavior
  • Arrange consistent consequences for problem behavior
  • On-going collection and use of data for decision making
  • Continuum of intensive, individual interventions and supports
  • Implementation of the systems that support effective practices
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