What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a proactive systems approach for establishing the behavioral supports and social culture needed for all students in a school to achieve social, emotional, and academic success.
As a Response to Intervention (RtI) model, PBIS applies a multi-tiered system of support, and a problem-solving process to enhance the capacity of schools to effectively educate all students. Four (4) focus areas form a Multi-Tiered System of PBIS Support:
- Tier I: Universal PBIS – processes and procedures intended for all students and staff in all settings and on all campuses.
- Tier I: Classroom PBIS – processes and procedures that reflect school-wide expectations for student behavior, coupled with pre-planned strategies for use in classroom settings.
- Tier II: Supplemental PBIS – processes and procedures designed to address behavioral issues of students with similar behavior problems or individual student behaviors in which Tier I processes and procedures produced little response.
- Tier III: Intensive PBIS – processes and procedures that reflect school-wide expectations for student behavior coupled with team-based strategies to address problematic behaviors of individual students.
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