Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is a prevention model. It is based on the premise that all students can benefit from well implemented, evidence-based practices for improving student behavior. Schoolwide PBIS provides a comprehensive framework that can be used by any school to design a system of behavioral supports for all students. It also provides informed decision-making, based upon data analysis that guides the process of assessing student needs and providing additional levels of behavioral support to students in need.
Schoolwide PBIS provides a positive focus to encouraging desirable student behaviors resulting in positive climate which maximizes learning. A set of universal expectations for behavior, positively stated, are established for all students in all locations of the school. These expectations generally promote core values such as respect, responsibility, and safety.
Expectations and interventions should be culturally and linguistically responsive for all students. Interventions and strategies are implemented to teach and reinforce these expectations. These include: