Positive Behavior Intervention Systems
Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) is a district and school wide system to promote and reinforce positive behaviors. Annually, each school conducts a survey with the entire building staff. The faculty and staff in each school identify targeted positive behaviors that will be reinforced and maximized to increase student academic achievement and social skills using the data collected from the surveys. A PBIS Committee is formed at each building to develop a building PBIS plan for the school year. The PBIS plan is revisited before the end of the school year through feedback from multiple sources of student achievement and behavioral data including another PBIS survey.
The PBIS approach to the development of a three-tier level behavior management system is in alignment with federal and state guidelines.
The targeted student behaviors are promoted through a number of consistent strategies using a three tier level model. At the Tier One level, school expectations are clearly explained for conduct in the school and in the classroom. For example, classroom rules are displayed in the classroom and throughout the school building. All students and staff model the expectation for appropriate behaviors. Appropriate behaviors are reinforced through behavior incentive programs. These expectations apply to all students in the school and classroom. At the Tier Two level, specific student group behavior strategies are developed for targeted students who are not able to respond to the positive reinforcements at the Tier One level. At the Tier Three level, support staff addresses individual student behaviors through the development and implementation of behavior contracts or behavior plans.
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