Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a prevention-based framework that assists schools in adopting, organizing, and implementing evidence-based behavioral supports and interventions in order to enhance academic, social-emotional, and behavioral outcomes for EACH student. The TSD PBIS mission is to establish and maintain effective school environments that maximize academic achievement and social competence for all learners.
- Research from multiple universities, including multiple randomized controlled trials show reduced disruptive behavior, reduced bullying, increased academic achievement, increased school safety, improved teacher climate and perceived self-efficacy, increased social competence, and increased emotional regulation. (McIntosh & Goodman, 2016)
- School-wide behavior supports decreased problem behavior, increase the time spent in academic instruction, and are associated with improved academic outcomes...thus, school-wide positive behavior support interventions improve standardized test results. (Putnam, Horner, & Algozzine)