Examples

Whether you are a school brand new to PBIS or someone looking for new ideas to freshen up your own implementation, it’s always helpful to see what other schools do. Check out these samples, case studies and lesson plans and use them as a springboard to improve your own implementation.

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PBIS Supports Students with Disabilities

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students-with-disabilities
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Discipline
Evaluation
Fidelity
Outcome
Special education
PBIS implementation with high fidelity across all three tiers in a small, high-needs district improved the rates of inclusion (greater than 80% in general education classrooms) from below the nationwide inclusion rate to almost 10% above the nationwide rates. In addition, there was a decreasing rate of office discipline referrals across the school year in one school, from a high of 170 per month in October to a low of 6 in April. Both the fidelity of school-wide and classwide PBIS were found to be strong contributors to these outcomes. 
Last Updated:
5/20/2024

PBIS Implementation in Massachusetts Can Save Billions of LEA Dollars

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students-with-disabilities
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Alternative Settings
Fidelity
Implementation
Intensive
Special education
Tier 3
PBIS implementation with high fidelity across all three tiers in a small, high-needs district significantly reduced the need for separate segregated placements for students with disabilities. A cost analysis found that the high-needs district saved twenty dollars for each dollar in PBIS technical assistance provided, resulting in district savings of over six million dollars. Extrapolating the district placement rates to all districts across Massachusetts found that, in the aggregate, the state would have saved almost $2.5 billion over nine years and $1.5 over the past three years. This brief replicates the findings of Putnam et al., (2002) peer reviewed published manuscript.
Last Updated:
5/20/2024

Florida PBIS: MTSS Project 2022-2023 Annual Report

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Evaluation
Implementation
Outcome
This is a sample annual report that shares the abbreviated results of a systematic evaluation process for Florida's statewide PBIS initiative in 2022-2023.
Last Updated:
4/1/2024

Nevada MTSS Evaluation Report: 2022-2023

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
In fall 2018, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), in collaboration with Nevada’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, was awarded a second five-year federally funded School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG). Funded through this grant, the Nevada MTSS project seeks to improve its capacity to establish, scale-up, and sustain multi-tiered behavioral frameworks in Nevada’s schools by implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS). This report presents program evaluation findings for Year 4 (2022–23) of the grant and the third year of full implementation.
Last Updated:
4/1/2024

TFI 2.1 Tier 1 Companion Guide (Los Angeles Unified School District)

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school-wide
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Tier 1
This is a Google Doc with TFI directions, scoring, and examples for each item of the TFI Tier 1 scale, published by the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Last Updated:
4/1/2024
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Slide Deck

Missouri PBIS Annual Report 2021-22

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school-wide
Action plan
Evaluation
Implementation
Outcome
Systems Alignment
Annual report summarizing Missouri implementation of PBIS. Of note are the documented impact on students with disabilities.
Last Updated:
2/3/2023

Defining Disproportionate Discipline: Understanding Common Measures

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Ethnicity
Evaluation
Outcome
Research
This infographic from the FLPBIS Project illustrates visually how common discipline disproportionality metrics are calculated.
Last Updated:
2/1/2023

Nevada MTSS Evaluation Report 2020-21

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Evaluation
Fidelity
In fall 2018, the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), in collaboration with Nevada’s Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Technical Assistance Center, was awarded a second five-year federally-funded School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG). Funded through this grant, the Nevada MTSS project seeks to improve its capacity to establish, scale-up, and sustain multi-tiered behavioral frameworks in Nevada’s schools through the implementation of School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS). This report presents program evaluation findings for Year 3 (2020–21) of the grant.
Last Updated:
4/14/2022

Florida PBIS Project Annual Report 2020-21

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districtstate-pbis
school-climate-transformation-grant-sctg
Evaluation
Fidelity
Outcome
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the Florida PBIS Project's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
4/14/2022

Vermont PBIS 2021 Annual Report

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data-based-decision-making
school-wide
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Outcome
PBIS Foundations
This report summarizes the evaluation process, results, and outcomes of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in Vermont's schools during the 2020-2021 school year.
Last Updated:
11/16/2021

Data Guide for Enhancing Your PBIS Framework to Address Student Mental Health

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Evaluation
Implementation
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
A state example of recommendations to practitioners on how to use data to identify mental health need, select appropriate interventions, and monitor progress.
Last Updated:
7/27/2021

Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into your School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Framework

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Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Social skills
A state example of recommendations to practitioners for aligning SEL and PBIS.
Last Updated:
7/26/2021

Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices within Your School Wide PBIS Framework

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Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Trauma
A state example of recommendations to practitioners on alignment of Trauma-Informed Practices and PBIS.
Last Updated:
7/26/2021

Best Practices In Universal Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Screening: An Implementation Guide

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Assessment
Evaluation
Implementation
Screening
Universal social, emotional, and behavioral (SEB) screening is increasingly being recognized as a foundational component of a comprehensive, multi-tiered system of school-based supports. As schools strive to develop a systematic approach to meeting the SEB health of all students, often with limited resources and competing priorities, there is a need for responsive, efficient, and effective systems and data to improve outcomes. Universal SEB screening is one component of such a comprehensive approach and is increasingly being adopted by schools and districts across the country. The purpose of this guide is to summarize the current state of research and practice related to universal SEB screening and provide practical and defensible recommendations.
Last Updated:
6/10/2021

Florida PBIS Project Evaluation Report 2019-20

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school-wide
Evaluation
Fidelity
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
2/4/2021

Nevada MTSS Evaluation Report 2019-20

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Nevada’s School Climate Transformation Project: Building Multi-Tiered Systems of Support 2019–20 Annual Report.
Last Updated:
1/5/2021

Florida PBIS Project Evaluation Report 2018-19

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
Systems Alignment
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
12/11/2020

PBIS Missouri Evaluation Report 2018-19

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
Systems Alignment
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
12/11/2020

Wisconsin RtI Network Evaluation Report 2019-20

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Systems Alignment
Sustainability
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
12/11/2020

New Bedford Public Schools (MA) Evaluation Report 2020

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Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
Systems Alignment
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Last Updated:
12/11/2020

Socially Connected While Physically Distant

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school-wide
Social relationships
Social skills
We need to be more intentional with establishing positive connections. As we cannot rely on expressions or physical touch, we will need to consider how to use our words to more fully convey the meaning of our welcome, connections, and positive feedback. This 1-page resource gives simple examples of staying socially connected.
Last Updated:
11/16/2020

Creating Effective Classroom Environments Plan Template

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Action plan
Behavior
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
Social skills
Tier 1
Educators can download this template and create their own plan to implement PBIS in their classroom. The template includes opportunity to develop a classroom matrix, create lesson plans to teach expected behavior, script prompts or reminders for desired behavior, and plan praise and corrections.
Last Updated:
8/17/2020
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Word Doc

Family Plan for Positive Behavior at Home

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Action plan
Behavior
Implementation
Social relationships
Social skills
Tier 1
Families can use this resource to make a family schedule, choose family expectations, and make a plan to teach, remind, reward, and respond to behavior at home.
Last Updated:
8/17/2020
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Word Doc

Returning to School: Staff PD Days Agenda Template

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school-wide
Administrator
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
Social relationships
Training
School and District leadership teams can download and use this resource to develop their own plan for welcoming staff back to school and providing 2 days of professional development.
Last Updated:
8/17/2020

Planning Document for PBIS/MTSS Leadership Teams for Use During COVID-19 Disruption

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districtstate-pbis
Action plan
Administrator
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
State, district, or other MTSS/PBIS leadership teams can download and use this action planning template to (1) confirm and re-establish commitment, (2) consider capacity and resource allocation, (3) invest in supporting structures, and (4) promote competency development.
Last Updated:
8/17/2020

Parent Letter: What is PBIS

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school-wide
A sample letter to parents announcing that the school is engaging in PBIS, what PBIS is, and what to expect.
Last Updated:
9/18/2019
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Word Doc

Referral Form Examples

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Evaluation
Tier 1
Examples of referral forms that collect data for decision making.
Last Updated:
7/24/2015

Napa Valley Unified School District: Student Behavioral Expectations

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Behavior
Discipline
PBIS Foundations
Sample student handbook outlining school expectations, responsibilities, policies and actions taken.
Last Updated:
3/1/2011

Expectation Lesson Plan for Hallway

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Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example Lesson Plan for Teaching School-Wide Expectations
Last Updated:
9/24/2008

Cyclone Character Lesson Plan

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Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example Lesson Plan for Teaching School-Wide Expectations
Last Updated:
6/13/2008
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Word Doc

Behavior Expectations Jeopardy

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Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example Game for Teaching School-Wide Expectations. Realistic Jeopardy formatted powerpoint with categories, clickable number amounts and squares become red after they've been answered.
Last Updated:
6/1/2008
Download
Slide Deck

Lesson Plan to Address Behavior

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Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example Lesson Plan for Teaching School-Wide Expectations
Last Updated:
5/22/2008

Suggested Scripts for Teaching/Reviewing Procedures

school-wide
Social skills
Tier 1
PBIS Foundations
Example Lesson Plan for Teaching School-Wide Expectations
Last Updated:
4/9/2008

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Getting Started

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Example Tier 1 PBIS Presentation
Last Updated:
1/1/2008

Sample Lesson Plan on Teaching Respect

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Social skills
Tier 1
Sample Lesson Plan on Teaching Respect: Middle School Level, skit for Whole School Assembly or Grade Level Assembly.
Last Updated:
9/27/2007
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Word Doc

Expectations Matrix Poster

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Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example School-Wide Matrix
Last Updated:
8/28/2007
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Word Doc
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