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What is Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)?

    • PBIS is an implementation framework for maximizing the selection and use of evidence-based prevention and interventions practices along a multi-tiered continuum that supports the academic, social, emotional, and behavioral supports of all students
    • The interplay of 4 implementation elements is considered in all decisions
      • Data – What information is needed to improve decision making
      • Outcomes – What students need to do for academic and behavior success
      • Practices – What students experience to support the learning and improvement of their academic and behavior success, e.g., teaching, prompting, and recognizing expected social behaviors
      • Systems – What do educators experience to support their use of evidence-based academic and behavior practices, e.g., school leadership teams, data-based decision making, continuous professional development and coaching
    • The multi-tiered “continuum” is comprised of carefully selected, evidence-based practices at three different levels of support intensity.  Specific practices are matched both to the level of support need, and the local cultural context
      • Tier 1Universal practices are experienced by all students and educators across all settings to establish a predictable, consistent, positive and safe climate
      • Tier 2Targeted practices are designed for groups of students who need more structure, feedback, instruction and support than Tier 1 alone
      • Tier 3Indicated practices are more intense and individualized to meet the challenges of students who need more than Tiers 1 and 2 alone