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Nevada MTSS Evaluation Report 2020-21

District & State PBIS
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
April 14, 2022

Florida PBIS Project Annual Report 2020-21

Data-based Decision Making
District & State 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.
Examples
Last Updated:
April 14, 2022

TIPS Fidelity Checklist Tier 2—Brief

Data-based Decision Making
Fidelity
Implementation
Targeted
Tier 2
The Team Initiated Problem Solving Fidelity Checklist Tier 2 (TIPS-FC -T2) is a progress-monitoring tool for a team and their coach to use as a guide for planning, implementing, and sustaining best practice meeting foundations and using data for problem solving and decision-making for teams coordinating and implementing supplemental and intensive supports.
Materials
Last Updated:
April 7, 2022

TIPS District Readiness Checklist

Data-based Decision Making
Fidelity
Implementation
Systems Alignment
Training
This checklist identifies critical district-level system features that will help support initial adoption and ongoing sustainability of TIPS. This checklist can be used as a self-assessment or coaching tool prior to a district adopting and implementing the TIPS model.
Materials
Last Updated:
April 7, 2022

TIPS School Readiness Checklist

Data-based Decision Making
Fidelity
Implementation
Systems Alignment
Training
This checklist identifies critical school-level system features that will help support initial adoption and ongoing sustainability of TIPS. This checklist can be used as a self-assessment or coaching tool prior to a district adopting and implementing the TIPS model.
Materials
Last Updated:
April 7, 2022

Tiered Decision Guidelines for Social, Behavioral, and Academic Behavior: Guidance for Establishing Data-Based Teams Across the Tiers

Coaching
Data-based Decision Making
School-Wide
Fidelity
Tier 1
Tier 2
Tier 3
The decision making guidelines outlined, are organized with academic, behavioral, and social student outcomes in mind. The purposes of data-based teams across the tiers are described and a set of decision guidelines, decision-making cycles, and goals/benchmarks are provided for each team. Guiding questions for systems implementation are also provided.
Materials
Last Updated:
March 10, 2022

School Climate Survey Suite

Data-based Decision Making
Classroom PBIS
School-Wide
Assessment
Climate
Evaluation
The School Climate Survey Suite is a set of four multidimensional surveys to measure student, teacher, administrator, faculty, and family perceptions of school climate: elementary, middle/high, school personnel, and family. The surveys are brief, reliable, and valid for assessing perceived school climate among students in Grades 3-12. Teams can use each survey separately or in combination to assess perceptions. Each survey includes a set of demographic questions about the participant and a number of questions related to school climate with Likert-scale response option.
Assessments
Last Updated:
February 22, 2022

Family Resources

Family
Behavior
Individual
Intensive
Special education
Family, school, and community members are critical partners in developing an effective and responsive support system where all benefit. The OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS has developed several resources to support these partnerships.
Materials
Last Updated:
January 7, 2022

Vermont PBIS 2021 Annual Report

Classroom PBIS
Data-based Decision Making
School-Wide
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Outcome
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
November 16, 2021

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

Data-based Decision Making
Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
July 27, 2021

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

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Social skills
A state example of recommendations to practitioners for aligning SEL and PBIS.
Examples
Last Updated:
July 26, 2021

Integrating Trauma-Informed Practices within Your School Wide PBIS Framework

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Trauma
A state example of recommendations to practitioners on alignment of Trauma-Informed Practices and PBIS.
Examples
Last Updated:
July 26, 2021

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

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
June 10, 2021

Facility-Wide Tiered Fidelity Inventory (v0.2)

Juvenile Justice
Evaluation
Implementation
Secure Care
The Facility-Wide Tiered Fidelity Inventory (FW-TFI) is used for monitoring fidelity of PBIS implementation in alternative settings, particularly juvenile justice and other residential programs. This updated version, developed with input from stakeholders from juvenile justice and residential settings includes updated items and scoring criteria. For information about the validation process for the FW-TFI v0.2, please see the link below to the accompanying document, "Facility-Wide Tiered Fidelity Inventory v0.2 Technical Brief."
Assessments
Last Updated:
March 8, 2021

Tier 1 Benchmarks of Quality

Coaching
Data-based Decision Making
School-Wide
Action plan
Assessment
Fidelity
This assessment allows school teams to examine their Tier 1 implementation fidelity, document whether it has been effective, and identify strengths and weaknesses for action planning. The manual provides instructions on how to administer the BoQ and includes the complete assessment tool with supporting materials.
Assessments
Last Updated:
February 19, 2021

Florida PBIS Project Evaluation Report 2019-20

District & State PBIS
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
February 4, 2021

Nevada MTSS Evaluation Report 2019-20

District & State PBIS
Evaluation
Fidelity
Nevada’s School Climate Transformation Project: Building Multi-Tiered Systems of Support 2019–20 Annual Report.
Examples
Last Updated:
January 5, 2021

PBIS Evaluation Blueprint

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
School-Wide
Assessment
Evaluation
Fidelity
Outcome
The PBIS Evaluation Blueprint provides guidance regarding the evaluation process, tools, and outcomes that guide both initial adoption and sustained use of PBIS. A goal of this Blueprint is to provide a suggested format, structure, and materials to support a wide range of evaluation plans.
Blueprints
Last Updated:
December 16, 2020

Florida PBIS Project Evaluation Report 2018-19

Data-based Decision Making
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Examples
Last Updated:
December 11, 2020

PBIS Missouri Evaluation Report 2018-19

Data-based Decision Making
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Examples
Last Updated:
December 11, 2020

Wisconsin RtI Network Evaluation Report 2019-20

Data-based Decision Making
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Systems Alignment
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Examples
Last Updated:
December 11, 2020

New Bedford Public Schools (MA) Evaluation Report 2020

Data-based Decision Making
Evaluation
Fidelity
Implementation
Sustainability
This is a sample annual report that shares the results of a systematic evaluation process for the organization's PBIS initiative.
Examples
Last Updated:
December 11, 2020

Socially Connected While Physically Distant

Classroom PBIS
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
November 16, 2020

Screening Resources

School-Wide
District & State PBIS
Data-based Decision Making
Screening
Behavior
Training
This resource provides a list of presentations, videos, webinars, articles and websites that give an overview to universal screening as well as more in-depth resources that answer the what and the how.
Materials
Last Updated:
October 28, 2020
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Word Doc

PBIS District Systems Fidelity Inventory (DSFI) PILOT VERSION v0.2

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
School-Wide
Action plan
Alignment
Assessment
Fidelity
The purpose of the District Systems Fidelity Inventory (DSFI) is to guide District Leadership Teams in the assessment, development, and execution of action plans that promote the capacity for sustainable, culturally and contextually relevant, and high-fidelity implementation of multi-tiered social, emotional, and behavioral systems of support and practices. The DSFI and process have been designed to serve as a guide for initial action planning, progress monitoring and annual evaluation of fidelity of implementation and impact.
Assessments
Last Updated:
October 28, 2020

References for the Evidence Base of PBIS

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
School-Wide
Assessment
Research
Tier 1
This spreadsheet is a searchable reference list for selected studies regarding PBIS and its effectiveness.
Materials
Last Updated:
September 8, 2020
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Spreadsheet

Creating Effective Classroom Environments Plan Template

Classroom PBIS
High School PBIS
Action plan
Behavior
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
August 17, 2020
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Word Doc

Family Plan for Positive Behavior at Home

Family
Action plan
Behavior
Implementation
Social relationships
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
August 17, 2020
Download
Word Doc

Returning to School: Staff PD Days Agenda Template

District & State PBIS
School-Wide
Administrator
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
Social relationships
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
August 17, 2020

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

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
Action plan
Administrator
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
August 17, 2020

Tips for Communicating with Your Community about Systematic Screening: What does your district and school leadership team need to know?

School-Wide
District & State PBIS
Data-based Decision Making
Screening
Behavior
Training
This resource provides a list of presentations, videos, webinars, articles and websites that give an overview to universal screening as well as more in-depth resources that answer the what and the how.
Materials
Last Updated:
May 8, 2020
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Word Doc

The Student/Teacher Game

Classroom PBIS
School-Wide
Behavior
The Student/Teacher Game is a quick and easy strategy to prompt and acknowledge students for following expectations in the classroom. The Game encourages appropriate behaviors by “catching” students engaged in expected behaviors and has been shown in research and practice to improve behavior.
Materials
Last Updated:
February 5, 2020

PBIS State Systems Fidelity Inventory (SSFI) - PILOT VERSION v0.1

Data-based Decision Making
District & State PBIS
School-Wide
Action plan
Alignment
Implementation
Assessment
This self-assessment is designed to assist State Leadership Teams and similar organizational units with (a) initial assessments of the extent to which there is the capacity to implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS); (b) action planning to guide resource allocation during the process of PBIS implementation; and (c) periodic assessments of the capacity of a state or region to sustain PBIS implementation and expansion.
Assessments
Last Updated:
January 6, 2020

Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) Spanish Translation

Classroom PBIS
Data-based Decision Making
School-Wide
Assessment
Action plan
Implementation
This is the Spanish language translation for the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS). The SAS is an annual assessment used by schools to identify staff perception of the school's PBIS implementation and the improvement priority for school-wdie, classroom, non-classroom, and individual student systems.
Assessments
Last Updated:
September 30, 2019

Parent Letter: What is PBIS

Family
School-Wide
A sample letter to parents announcing that the school is engaging in PBIS, what PBIS is, and what to expect.
Examples
Last Updated:
September 18, 2019
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Word Doc

The Interconnected Systems Framework 201: When School Mental Health is Integrated within a Multi-tiered System of Support

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Systems Alignment
This series to deepen knowledge and understanding of the ISF by highlighting key features illustrated by case examples that reflect the diversity of school communities in the region and demonstrate how data-based decision making occurs in a local context. This fact sheet will focus on the core features of an ISF approach.
Materials
Last Updated:
August 8, 2019

Fact Sheet—Interconnected Systems Framework 101: An Introduction

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Alignment
An introduction to the Interconnected Systems Framework including a review of the benefits
Materials
Last Updated:
August 8, 2019

Fact Sheet ISF 201—When School Mental Health is Integrated within a MTSS: What's Different

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Alignment
Describes what will be different for educators andmental health providers when school mental health is integrated into a Multi-Tiered System of Support
Materials
Last Updated:
August 8, 2019

Fact Sheet ISF 301: Installing an Integrated Approach

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Alignment
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Describes how to use school and community data to determine what interventions to select and implement to meet the diverse needs of all students
Materials
Last Updated:
August 8, 2019

Systematic Screening Tools: Universal Behavior Screeners

Data-based Decision Making
School-Wide
Screening
Assessment
A compilation of various screener tools used to assess behavior, social, and/or academic risk.
Materials
Last Updated:
May 18, 2019

PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)

School-Wide
Coaching
Data-based Decision Making
Assessment
PBIS Foundations
Fidelity
The purpose of the SWPBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is to provide a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (SWPBIS). The TFI is divided into three sections (Tier 1: Universal SWPBIS Features; Tier 2: Targeted SWPBIS Features; and, Tier 3: Intensive SWPBIS Features) that can be used separately or in combination to assess the extent to which core features are in place.
Assessments
Last Updated:
April 1, 2019

Pyramid Model Early Intervention (Part C) Benchmarks of Quality

Early Childhood PBIS
Assessment
This assessment helps programs evaluate their progress toward implementing the Pyramid Model program-wide.
Assessments
Last Updated:
February 5, 2019

PBIS: A Brief Introduction and FAQ

School-Wide
PBIS Foundations
Systems Alignment
An introductory document of PBIS and the PBIS Center. PBIS is clarified and common misconceptions have been addressed.
Materials
Last Updated:
June 29, 2018

Resources for Facility-wide PBIS Implementation in Juvenile Corrections and Residential Settings/Facilities: From Adoption Consideration to Initial Implementation to Sustained Implementation

Juvenile Justice
PBIS Foundations
Taking the lead from the many juvenile and residential facility staff and teams we work with across the country who ask for resources for their teams and staff, we have organized this FW-PBIS resource list by those resources addressing all tiers, Tier 1, Tier II, Tier III, tools, websites, journal special issues, conferences-professional development, and voices from the field in alphabetical order.
Materials
Last Updated:
February 13, 2018

Consider Context: Implementation in Secondary Schools

High School PBIS
Tool to guide implementation adaptations to High School Context
Materials
Last Updated:
January 1, 2018
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Word Doc

Tier 1 Coordination and Problem Solving Team Meeting Foundations

Data-based Decision Making
Tier 1
Implementation
TIPS
Defines the purpose, members, schedule, and decision guidelines of a Tier 1 school team.
Materials
Last Updated:
September 18, 2017
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Word Doc

Pyramid Equity Project: Defining Disproportionate Discipline—Understanding Common Measures

Early Childhood PBIS
Equity
Assessment
Defining risk ratio, risk index, and how those are used in reporting.
Materials
Last Updated:
March 16, 2017

Sustainability Self-Assessment

School-Wide
School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG)
Assessment
Tier 1
This brief self-assessment allows multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) leadership teams to rate status of research-validated features most likely to enhance sustainability of Tier 1 MTSS systems while they build capacity to implement systems at Tiers 2 and 3. MTSS leadership teams use their results to develop sustainability action plans.
Assessments
Last Updated:
February 3, 2017
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Word Doc

Social Emotional and Behavioral Screening Instruments

District & State PBIS
Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Assessment
List of social emotional and behavioral screening instruments separated by age to be used with children.
Materials
Last Updated:
January 18, 2017

Early Childhood Program-Wide PBS Benchmarks of Quality (EC-BoQ)

Early Childhood PBIS
Assessment
The EC-BoQ helps teams examine their implementation fidelity, document whether the implementation has been effective, and identify strengths and weaknesses in the implementation for action planning.
Assessments
Last Updated:
January 1, 2017

Implementing the Pyramid Model to Address Inequities in Early Childhood Discipline

Early Childhood PBIS
Equity
Ethnicity
Overview of early childhood suspension rates and how the pyramid model is addresses inequities in early childhood discipline.
Materials
Last Updated:
January 1, 2017

Tips for Responding to Challenging Behavior in Young Children

Early Childhood PBIS
Behavior
There are several strategies you can use when responding to challenging behavior but these should always be combined with more intentional promotion and prevention practices. The use of these response strategies is intended to reduce the likelihood of challenging behavior, but will not be effective without careful and intentional attention to teaching social skills and emotional competencies.
Materials
Last Updated:
January 1, 2017

Embedding Mental Health into SWPBIS ISF Practice Guide

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Alignment
This paper serves as a summary document from the Mental Health presentation strand and Roundtable Discussion for the Interconnected Systems Framework that took place at the 2016 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Leadership Forum in Rosemont, Illinois. It was developed based on input and discussion from presenters and participants at both the sessions and RDQ session. Its purpose is to share strategies to effectively implement ISF by outlining its rationale, procedures for implementation, a site implementation example, frequently asked questions about ISF, and additional resources. The authors aim to provide practitioners, leaders, and policy makers with a useful guide to implement the ISF, so as to best provide mental health services to children, families, and community members.
Materials
Last Updated:
December 1, 2016

Supporting Children & Families during a Difficult Time

Early Childhood PBIS
Social relationships
Climate
Many early educators and program leaders are concerned about the impact of the recent election on children and families. Young children might have been witness to disturbing media, heated conversations between adults, and/or reports of community unrest. Some children might be confused, feel anxious, or have behavioral issues in the classroom. Some families might be feeling vulnerable or concerned about anticipated changes in national policies, national protests, and reports of community violence. The following are suggestions for program leaders and practitioners for addressing potential issues and supporting young children and their families.
Materials
Last Updated:
November 1, 2016

TIPS Fidelity Checklist

Data-based Decision Making
Coaching
TIPS
Fidelity
The Team Initiated Problem Solving Fidelity Checklist (TIPS-FC) is a progress-monitoring tool for a team and their coach to use as a guide for planning, implementing, and sustaining best practice meeting foundations and using data for problem solving and decision-making.
Materials
Last Updated:
October 26, 2016
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Word Doc

The Pyramid Equity Project: Promoting Social Emotional Competence and Addressing Disproportionate Discipline in Early Childhood Programs

Early Childhood PBIS
Systems Alignment
This fact sheet was developed to raise awareness of the issue of implicit bias and preschool suspensions/expulsions. The purpose is to provide information to change adult responses to challenging behaviors in order to reduce preschool suspensions/expulsions and create safe and nurturing environments for young children, particularly children of color.
Materials
Last Updated:
September 1, 2016

Training and Professional Development Blueprint for PBIS

District & State PBIS
Coaching
Training
The purpose of this Training and Professional Development Blueprint is to provide an overview of essential features of professional development and the basic logic of building internal district systems capacity for implementing effective practices and making sound data decisions.
Blueprints
Last Updated:
August 1, 2016

Tier 2 Systems Readiness Guide

School-Wide
District & State PBIS
Tier 2
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to district- and school-based leadership teams that are considering implementation of Tier 2 systems. This document is not intended to be a prescriptive list of requirements and individual decisions about school readiness. Tier 2 implementation decisions should be based on the local context and in coordination with local coaches and TA providers.
Materials
Last Updated:
May 13, 2016
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Referral Form Definitions

Data-based Decision Making
Behavior
Tier 1
Mutually exclusive definitions for terms used on referral forms.
Materials
Last Updated:
May 5, 2016

ISF Action Planning Companion Guide to SWPBIS-TFI

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Interconnected Systems Framework (ISF)
Fidelity
Alignment
A tool to assist schools in implementing and using Tiered Fidelity Inventory to enhance current implementation to include ISF approach.
Materials
Last Updated:
February 1, 2016
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TIPS Meeting Minutes Template

Data-based Decision Making
TIPS
Action plan
Fidelity
Meeting form to be used by school teams using the Team Initiated Problem Solving (TIPS) method. Useful for keeping the conversation focused to problem solving. Meeting minutes serve as documentation and guidance for decisions made during problem-solving and/or coordination/planning team meeting includes sections and prompts to guide and prompt recording of relevant, accurate, and succinct information across the following areas: demographics, systems status update, problem solving, action planning, evaluation, and housekeeping items
Materials
Last Updated:
October 6, 2015
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PBIS Implementation Blueprint

District & State PBIS
PBIS Foundations
Implementation
Training
The Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Implementation Blueprint is to guide leadership teams in the assessment, development, and execution of action plans. The outcome is the development of local capacity for sustainable, culturally and contextually relevant, and high fidelity implementation of multi-tiered practices and systems of support.
Blueprints
Last Updated:
October 1, 2015

Referral Form Examples

Data-based Decision Making
Evaluation
Tier 1
Examples of referral forms that collect data for decision making.
Examples
Last Updated:
July 24, 2015

Data Analyst's Worksheet

Data-based Decision Making
Action plan
TIPS
A worksheet to be used by the data analyst role before a team meeting using the Team Initiated Problem Solving Framework (TIPS). Use your academic or behavior data to create a snapshot view of your school’s performance overall (e.g., by grade level, intervention status, race/ethnicity, gender).
Materials
Last Updated:
April 1, 2015
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The High School Behavior Education Program (2nd edition)

High School PBIS
Academics
Tier 2
Social skills
Academic Seminar is a 45 minute daily class designed to address work avoidance behaviors for middle and high school students at risk of poor school outcomes. The curriculum targets teaching, practicing and reinforcing organizational and self-advocacy skills, termed “academic self-management.”
Materials
Last Updated:
February 18, 2015

Coaching For Competence and Impact: Coaching Inventory Discussion Tool

Coaching
Assessment
The purpose of this tool is to help Teams understand the current coaching infrastructure and identify which coaching functions currently exist.
Assessments
Last Updated:
October 17, 2014

PBIS Team Implementation Checklist (TIC 3.1)

Data-based Decision Making
Coaching
Fidelity
Assessment
This checklist is designed to be completed by the PBIS Team once a quarter to monitor activities for implementation of PBIS in a school. The team should complete the Action Plan at the same time to track items that are In Progress or Not Yet Started items.
Assessments
Last Updated:
June 1, 2014
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Description of Wraparound and Case Example with Suggested Readings

Mental Health/Social-Emotional-Behavioral Well-Being
Intensive
Wraparound has become a predominant tool for implementing interagency systems of care. The system of care concept was developed in the mid-1980s as a response to (a) a dearth of mental health and other services for students; (b) the fragmentation of services across mental health, education, child welfare and juvenile justice services; and (c) the history of poor outcomes for students with emotional disturbance and their families. The key idea behind the development of a system of care was a coordinated network of community-based services that is organized to meet student and family needs rather than agency needs.
Materials
Last Updated:
April 9, 2014

Classroom Family Engagement Rubric

Family
Classroom PBIS
This tool provides specific guidance on steps teachers can take to improve family engagement at the classroom level.
Materials
Last Updated:
February 27, 2014

Education and Treatment of Children

Equity
Juvenile Justice
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Special Issue: PBIS as Prevention for High-Risk Youth in Alternative Education, Residential and Juvenile Justice settings. The goal of this special issue is to provide empirical and practical information on the PBIS framework to educators and a wide-range of service providers (e.g., behavior specialists, counselors, mental health, advocacy, and policy organization personnel) who work with high-risk youth in AE, residential and JJ setting to improve youth outcomes and teacher effectiveness.
Materials
Last Updated:
August 1, 2013

Bullying Prevention in PBIS: Expect Respect (Middle & High School Level)

Bullying Prevention
High School PBIS
School-Wide
Implementation
Social relationships
The purpose of this handbook is to improve the success of schools as effective learning environments.
Materials
Last Updated:
February 18, 2013

Restorative Questions

Classroom PBIS
School-Wide
Restorative Practices
Restorative question card formatted to print. Questions used to respond to challenging behavior and to help those harmed by other’s actions.
Materials
Last Updated:
September 11, 2012

Bully Prevention Manual (Elementary Level)

Bullying Prevention
School-Wide
Behavior
Implementation
Social relationships
This handbook focuses on reducing bullying behavior through the blending of school-wide positive behavior support, explicit instruction, and a redefinition of the bullying construct.
Materials
Last Updated:
August 30, 2012

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: History, Defining Features, and Misconceptions

District & State PBIS
Coaching
PBIS Foundations
This resources provides a historical look at PBIS as well as clears up some common misconceptions about PBIS.
Materials
Last Updated:
June 19, 2012

Classroom Problem Solving

School-Wide
Classroom PBIS
Tier 2
Some students do not respond to tier 1 universal academic and behavioral instruction. These students who need additional support display minor and fewer major misbehaviors than students getting tier 3 supports. The goal is to provide support to these students to meet their needs, to keep them in class learning and to avoid escalation to more intensive services. This is a manual for implemting tier 2 supports in the classroom.
Materials
Last Updated:
June 1, 2012

Individual Student Systems Evaluation Tool (ISSET)

Coaching
Disability
Action plan
Fidelity
Tier 3
The Individual Student Systems Evaluation Tool (ISSET) is a research tool designed to assess the implementation status of secondary (targeted) and tertiary (intensive) systems within a school. The ISSET consists of 35 items and is divided into three parts: foundations, targeted interventions, and individualized interventions. Questions in each of these parts are grouped into feature areas (e.g., commitment, implementation, assessment, etc.). A summary score is obtained for each of the three parts of the ISSET.
Assessments
Last Updated:
March 1, 2012

A Descriptive Study of Office Disciplinary Referrals in High Schools

High School PBIS
Discipline
Behavior
PBIS Foundations
The purpose of this paper is to share descriptive data about Office Discipline Referrals (ODRs) in a sample of 112 high schools that used the School-wide Information System (SWIS) database to collect discipline data during the 2005-2006 academic year.The findings were that tardies, defiance/disrespect and skip/truancy were the most common types of ODRs generated at the high school level. Those in the freshman class were the most likely of all students to receive an ODR, and the majority of those students who generated multiple referrals requiring intensive behavior supports (e.g., 6 or more ODRs), did so by mid-winter of the academic year.
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Last Updated:
December 15, 2011

MTSS Implementation Components: Ensuring Common Language and Understanding

District & State PBIS
Coaching
School-Wide
PBIS Foundations
Implementation
Fidelity
A guide offering definitions for the various components of a multi-tiered system of support. These definitions may serve as a place for schools and districts to develop common language for their own implementation.
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Last Updated:
December 1, 2011

Reducing the Effectiveness of Bullying Behavior in Schools

Bullying Prevention
School-Wide
Alignment
Implementation
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of how school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) as a framework for improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and relevance of practices to prevent school violence and bullying behavior, in particular. This overview is organized around eight questions.
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Last Updated:
April 19, 2011

Napa Valley Unified School District: Student Behavioral Expectations

District & State PBIS
Behavior
Discipline
PBIS Foundations
Sample student handbook outlining school expectations, responsibilities, policies and actions taken.
Examples
Last Updated:
March 1, 2011

Practical Functional Behavioral Assessment Training Manual for School-Based Personnel

School-Wide
Disability
FBA/BIP/BSP
Tier 2
Tier 3
This participant’s guide presents specific procedures for school-based personnel to conduct practical functional behavioral assessments (FBA). Practical FBA training methods presented in this workbook are designed to train school-based personnel with flexible roles in a school (i.e. personnel not directly responsible for providing regular instruction for students). The Practical FBA training methods are specifically designed for use with students that exhibit consistent problems that are not dangerous and have not been adequately addressed through previous assessment and intervention.
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Last Updated:
October 17, 2010

Evidence­ based Classroom Management: Moving from Research to Practice

Classroom PBIS
Tier 1
PBIS Foundations
Critical Features of Classroom Management: easy to follow list
Materials
Last Updated:
October 1, 2010

Tiered Interventions in High Schools: Using Primary Lessons Learned to Guide Ongoing Discussion

High School PBIS
School-Wide
Alignment
Implementation
This report summarizes what we have learned thus far and how those lessons learned can advance the ongoing discussion about effective RTI implementation in high schools.
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Last Updated:
May 1, 2010

Bullying Prevention Self-Assessment

Bullying Prevention
Assessment
This 12-item self-assessment may be used by school teams (typically with their coach) to determine if the core features of an effective bullying prevention system are in place. The self-assessment may be used to: proactively to identify what a school is already doing well, to select components that need to be adopted/added, and as a way to assess/evaluate if implementation efforts result in the core features of bullying prevention being adopted and used successfully.
Assessments
Last Updated:
January 1, 2010
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Coaches Self-Assessment

Coaching
Assessment
This self-assessment is designed to assist coaches to identify current strengths and professional development goals. The assessment covers three skill levels: Level I – Coach, Level II – Coach/Trainer or Lead Coach, Level III – Coordinator. In addition, each level assess’ knowledge across Data, Practices, and Systems.
Assessments
Last Updated:
October 1, 2009
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The High School Behavior Education Program (HS-BEP): A Secondary Level Intervention

High School PBIS
Social skills
Academics
Tier 2
The HS-BEP is a secondary level intervention for high school students designed to decrease the instructional “punishers” a student is experiencing by providing explicit instruction in organizational, self-management skills, and homework completion assistance and increase positive adult interaction and specific behavioral prompts through use of the HS-BEP Card, a daily behavior report card.
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Last Updated:
September 12, 2009
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Self-Assessment Survey (SAS)

School-Wide
Assessment
The PBIS Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) is used by school staff for initial and annual assessment of effective behavior support systems in their school. The survey examines the status and need for improvement of four behavior support systems: (a) school-wide discipline systems, (b) non-classroom management systems (e.g., cafeteria, hallway, playground, (c) classroom management systems, and (d) systems for individual students engaging in chronic problem behaviors. Each question in the survey relates to one of the four systems.
Assessments
Last Updated:
September 1, 2009
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Expectation Lesson Plan for Hallway

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

Safety without Suspensions

School-Wide
Discipline
PBIS Foundations
Disruptive behavior consistently tops the list of teachers' and parents' concerns about education. ln an effort to address this concern, many U.S. schools began adopting zero-tolerance policies in the 1990s, which led to substantial increases m out-of-school suspensions and expulsions. These policies have sparked controversy because of racial disparities in suspension and expulsion rates, as well as incidents in which students have been suspended or expelled for seemingly trivial infractions, such as making a paper gun. If, as research suggests, exclusionary, zero-tolerance approaches to school discipline are not the best way to create a safe climate, how can school leaders maintain discipline and safety7 School-wide Positive Behavior Support is one effective, positive approach.
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Last Updated:
September 1, 2008

Cyclone Character Lesson Plan

School-Wide
Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example Lesson Plan for Teaching School-Wide Expectations
Examples
Last Updated:
June 13, 2008
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Behavior Expectations Jeopardy

School-Wide
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.
Examples
Last Updated:
June 1, 2008
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Lesson Plan to Address Behavior

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

School-wide Expectations – Teaching Matrix

School-Wide
Action plan
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
Tool to help develop and teach school-wide expectations
Materials
Last Updated:
May 21, 2008
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Suggested Scripts for Teaching/Reviewing Procedures

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

School-Wide Positive Behavior Support: Getting Started

School-Wide
Example Tier 1 PBIS Presentation
Examples
Last Updated:
January 1, 2008

Efficient Functional Behavior Assessment: The Functional Assessment Checklist for Teachers and Staff (FACTS)

School-Wide
Classroom PBIS
Disability
FBA/BIP/BSP
Assessment
Implementation
Intensive
The Efficient Functional Behavior Assessment: FACTS is a brief, semi-structured interview for use in building behavior support plans. The interview should be administered by someone with expertise in function-based support and in interviewing. The FACTS should be administered people (teachers, family, clinicians) who know the student best. For efficient FBA, after completing the FACTS interview a brief, confirmatory observation is completed.
Assessments
Last Updated:
November 20, 2007

Sample Lesson Plan on Teaching Respect

School-Wide
Social skills
Tier 1
Sample Lesson Plan on Teaching Respect: Middle School Level, skit for Whole School Assembly or Grade Level Assembly.
Examples
Last Updated:
September 27, 2007
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Expectations Matrix Poster

School-Wide
Social skills
PBIS Foundations
Tier 1
Example School-Wide Matrix
Examples
Last Updated:
August 28, 2007
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How to Get PBIS in Your School

School-Wide
Coaching
Implementation
PBIS Foundations
The purpose of this resource is to enhance the Blueprint by expanding the “what” and “why” of each implementation feature and describe “how to” initiate and achieve each feature with fidelity within your school setting to promote successful PBS training readiness. This resource will focus on pre-planning and prepare you up to the point of training readiness by describing “how to get PBS in your school” and offering specific activities and user-friendly tools
Blueprints
Last Updated:
January 1, 2007

Positive Solutions for Families: Eight Practical Tips for Parents of Young Children with Challenging Behavior

Family
Early Childhood PBIS
Behavior
Training
Has life with your young child become filled with conflict and confusion? Does it seem as if even the simplest activity can turn quickly into disaster when your child’s behavior is out of control? Are you beginning to feel as if things are getting worse instead of better? You’re not alone. Many, if not most, parents find themselves struggling with the challenging behavior of their young child at some point in time. The good news is that there are evidence-based, effective strategies that you can use to create positive solutions for your family.
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Last Updated:
August 1, 2006
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