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PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support)

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What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?


􀂙 PBIS is a research-based, school-wide systems approach to improve school climate and

create safer and more effective schools.

􀂙 PBIS IS a process. PBIS IS NOT a program or a curriculum.

􀂙 The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach expectations and support

positive behavior for all students.

􀂙 PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective schoolwide,

classroom, non-classroom, and student-specific discipline plans.

􀂙 PBIS is a team-based process for data review, data-based problem solving and

intervention, ongoing planning, and monitoring of interventions.

􀂙 PBIS implementation includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for: ALL

students, ALL staff and in ALL settings. This includes individual classrooms and

teachers AND non-classroom settings and related staff.

􀂙 Steps involved in setting up school-wide PBIS after initial training:

Identify school team to guide and direct the process. This team should be made up

of an administrator, grade level representatives, student services staff, nonclassroom

staff and parents.

Establish 3-5 positively stated school-wide behavioral expectations.

Establish a way to collect office referral and other data on a regular basis to evaluate

the effectiveness of school-wide PBIS efforts.


Source: http://www.pbismaryland.org/LeadershipForum2008/WhatisPBIS.pdf