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Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)

Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)



What is PBIS?

PBIS is a multi-tiered system of Supports to create and maintain positive school climates where teachers can teach and students can learn. This evidence based framework emphasizes the prevention of behavioral and School discipline problems by teaching, modeling and recognizing positive, appropriate behavior in schools.  PBIS is not a curriculum, program or single practice, but is a systems framework that the guides the selection and implementation of evidence based practices for improving behavioral and social-emotional outcomes for all students while increasing opportunities for academic engagement and improved performance.


Source: New York State PBIS Technical Assistance Center, NYSED


What are the primary elements of PBIS?

In general, PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:
Data for decision-making
Measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data.
Practices that are achievable and evidence based.
Systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.


Source: http://nyspbis.org/WhatisPBIS/AboutPBIS.cfm




What outcomes are associated with implementation of PBIS?

  PBIS maximizes academic engagement and achievement for all students by:

      Reducing disciplinary referrals, suspensions and expulsions while increasing academic performance.
  •      Increasing the consistent use of positive teaching and reinforcement strategies for behavior
  •     Using more engaging, responsive, preventive and productive approaches to problematic behavior
  •      Improving supports for students whose behaviors require more specialized assistance (e.g., emotional and behavioral disorders, mental health)

Source: http://nyspbis.org/WhatisPBIS/AboutPBIS.cfm