School-wide PBIS (SWPBIS) is an organizational framework, developed by each school to match its culture and context. The SWPBIS framework supports desired behavioral and achievement outcomes for all students through a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) utilizing evidence-based practices and interventions. When implemented well, SWPBIS contributes to:
Common, consistent language and experiences
Positive school climate
Increases in student achievement and prosocial behavior
Higher attendance rates for allImproved staff longevity
Reduced need for intensive student supports
Efficient use of resources
Schools using the PBIS framework use a team approach to make data-based decisions about the systems and practices used throughout the school in both classroom and non-classroom areas. School teams use the Implementation Blueprint designed by the National PBIS Technical Assistance Center to establish a continuum of supports with fidelity and sustainability.
Building a solid Tier 1 foundation is crucial to success.
The multi-year process begins with creating a PBIS Leadership team, identifying a behavioral purpose statement, establishing and teaching common school-wide expectations. Next, school teams develop a continuum of reinforcement and acknowledgment for appropriate behavior and a continuum of consequences for discouraging inappropriate behavior. The explanations and examples provided below are parts of a comprehensive and sustainable implementation plan.