Policy Briefs

US federal law includes references to the PBIS framework. Policy briefs describe policies and laws governing the way schools use PBIS to affect student outcomes.

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An Overview of Endrew F.: Implications for Student Behavior

Disability
Family
Policy
Special education
Tier 3
This 2017 U.S. Supreme Court case clarified what is meant by a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA, 2004) while highlighting the role of supporting a student’s behavior to enable the student to make progress. Endrew F. is an important and relevant case for the PBIS community in terms of encouraging stakeholder involvement and engaging in effective data-based decision making. This brief highlights some implications of Endrew F. for IEP teams, including the importance of the input of parents in designing appropriate educational support plans for students with disabilities.
Published
9/23/2020

Embedding Culturally Responsive Practices in Tier I

Equity
Tier 1
Community
Climate
This Practice Brief was developed as result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL.
Published
5/6/2020

Tier II Data, Systems & Practices

School-Wide
Targeted
Tier 2
This Practice Brief was developed as result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL and provides an overview of the process of designing and implementing Tier 2 systems and practices within a Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) framework. Approaching Tier 2 design from the district-level is encouraged; however, considerations and suggestions for schools implementing Tier 2 independent of a district-level initiative are included.
Published
5/6/2020

PBIS in Rural America: Addressing Barriers and Building on Strengths

School-Wide
Implementation
This Practice Brief was developed as result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, IL.
Published
5/6/2020

PBIS Forum in Brief: TIPS

Data-based Decision Making
Action plan
Team-Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) is a model that addresses these barriers by breaking down problem solving into six critical steps to guide teams through a data-based decision making procss that leads to desired outcomes.
Published
10/1/2015

Final Regulations and the Reauthorized Functional Behavioral Assessment

School-Wide
Disability
Policy
This article discusses school administrators’ continued legal support for their use of functional behavioral assessment and positive behavioral interventions and strategies for supporting children with disabilities who exhibit problem behaviors under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and its implementing regulations. This article will help school and legal administrators unacquainted with concepts versant to behaviorists, close the knowledge gap and learn the functional behavioral assessment’s purpose, application and implementation to more effectively train and manage personnel through the process.
Published
1/1/2004
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