Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports.

Sugai, G., Simonsen, B., & Horner, R. (2008). Schoolwide Positive Behavior Supports. Teaching Exceptional Children, 40(6), 5-59. This article describes the essential practices and systems of a schoolwide primary tier intervention. Specifically, we emphasized the importance of six approach to schoolwide discipline, (b) small number of schoolwide expectations that are operationalized into observable or behavioral terms, (c) formal procedures or lesson plans for teaching these behavioral expectations across real school settings, (d) continuum of practices for acknowledging students who display these behavioral expectations, (e) continuum of consequences for rule violations (both classroom and office managed), and (f) systems for collecting and reviewing data for decision making.


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Prevention Level

  • Primary


  • Administrators
  • PBS Coaches
  • PBS Teams

System Impact

  • Whole School


  • Elementary School
  • High School
  • Middle School
  • RtI
  • Systems