What is PBIS? An Overview

PBIS is a combination of strategies designed to:
  • Teach and encourage respectful, responsible behaviors (practices)
  • Use data continuously to support decision making (data)
  • Create an individualized, total school climate that supports staff and student behavior and encourages family engagement (systems)

School-Wide PBIS is:
  • Designed for all students, faculty and staff 
  • A general approach to preventing problem behaviors 
  • Based on a long history of behavioral practices and effective design and strategies 

Schools implementing PBIS are experiencing these outcomes:
  • More instructional time
  • Improved staff & student attendance 
  • Increased student proficiency 
  • Increased parent participation and partnerships 
  • Improved community involvement & support 
  • Decrease in staff turnover
Schools implementing PBIS create a continuum of Behavior Support for students.

Intensive, Individual Interventions
  • Functional Behavior Assessment & Behavior Intervention Planning 

Targeted Group Interventions
  • Social Skills Instruction 
  • Reinforcement of Specific Skills 
  • Group Behavior Strategies 
  • Classroom Coaching
Universal Interventions
  • School-wide Rules & Procedures 
  • Systematic Reinforcement 
  • Social Skills Instruction 
  • Culturally Responsive Practices 
  • Data-based Decision-making 
  • Parent & Community Partnerships