Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework for improving and integrating all the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. It is a way to support everyone to create the kinds of schools where all students are successful. 

Three Tiers of Support

PBIS is a multi-tiered framework – three tiers, to be exact. Each tier aligns to the type of support students need.  When schools implement PBIS, they:

  • Regularly check the effectiveness of their practices
  • Pull from a continuum of evidence-based interventions to support student needs
  • Develop content expertise through coaching and on-going professional development
  • Rely on teams to guide implementation
  • Use data to monitor student progress
  • Implement universal screening practices
  • Include community members and families to create culturally relevant practices.

Restorative Practices (Tier 1)

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Advanced Tiers of Support (Tier 2, Tier 3)

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