Promoting implementation success through the use of continuous systems-level assessment strategies


Successful implementation of school-wide positive behavior support requires a continuous evaluation of program data. It also requires an ongoing review of how those data relate to organizational strengths, needs, professional development concerns, and the larger community. Accomplishing these tasks can be a formidable undertaking, particularly when school staff members have limited training in data-based decision making. This article will describe how a continuous systems-level assessment process is being implemented in one urban middle school to address behavioral and academic objectives.


Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions


  • Rachel L. Freeman
  • C. Smith
  • M. Tieghi-Benet

Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • District Contacts
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams
  • Specialists

System Impact

  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • Systems