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La Salle, Tamika P. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
The purpose of this brief is to provide information about how to evaluate school climate at the primary and secondary levels. Norms and ranges are provided and based on a national data; this data can help schools to contextualize local data. Information for interpreting the data and unit if for data-based decision making is also included.
Descriptors: School Surveys, Educational Environment, Student Surveys, Student Characteristics
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
The ultimate outcome of this work is to support students, families, and educators (includes all school members who collectively support students) during the transitions back to school during and following the global pandemic in a manner that prioritizes their health and safety, social and emotional needs, and behavioral and academic growth. This…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Behavior Disorders, Family Needs
Kittelman, Angus; Storie, Sloan; Horner, Robert H.; Machalicek, Wendy – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
Young students starting school for the first time (e.g., kindergarteners) often benefit from more than typical intensity of behavioral support. Learning new social expectations, routines, and interaction patterns can be daunting. This is an important concern for schools implementing positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS). Learning a…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Kindergarten
Freeman, Jennifer; La Salle, Tamika; Ferrick, Margaret; Derian-Toth, Meredith; Bouckaert, Jennifer; Feinberg, Adam – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
Building district capacity for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in high need school districts is challenging. To better understand the level of support needed to successfully implement districtwide PBIS under challenging conditions, the National PBIS Center is conducting several model demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Program Implementation, School Districts, Public Schools
Freeman, Jennifer; Sugai, George; Goodman, Steve; Flannery, Brigid; Sears, Sandra – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
For students to learn, they must be present and engaged in school. As a result, absenteeism is a concern for all schools. Poor attendance is associated with a host of negative short- and long-term outcomes, such as academic failure, disengagement, leaving school, and problem behaviors in school and community. Despite the challenges, evidence…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports
Freeman, J.; Flannery, B.; Sugai, G.; Goodman, S.; Simonsen, B.; Barrett, S. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
In the current context, barriers to student attendance and engagement have only increased. Schools and districts are encouraged to emphasize a supportive multi-tiered model for supporting student and staff engagement and attendance rather than punitive attendance or truancy policies. Leadership teams will need to be aware of and adjust policy and…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, At Risk Students, Holistic Approach, School Policy
von Ravensberg, Heidi – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
The nation is in the midst of the largest change to education that has happened in recent memory. The 2020 pandemic, along with schools giving technology to families prompted a learn-from-home movement. Families may find that learning from home presents exciting yet stress-filled opportunities. This brief describes information and tips for…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Pandemics, COVID-19, School Closing
Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
Families and caregivers should consider using positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in their homes on a daily basis. It is especially helpful when events disrupt normal routines--events like worldwide health pandemics. This practice brief provides recommendations for families and caregivers on how to use PBIS to continue to support…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Family Environment, Pandemics, COVID-19
Minch, Devon R.; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Weist, Mark D. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
This Practice Brief was developed as result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 PBIS Leadership Forum in Chicago, Illinois, with the purpose to describe the Family-School-Community Alliance (FSCA) and the FSCA's recent work focused on family-school collaboration in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). An…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Cooperation, Positive Behavior Supports
McIntosh, Kent; Sugai, George; Simonsen, Brandi – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
Clip charts have been a common classroom strategy for many years. Once considered an effective tool for displaying behavioral progress and adherence to classroom rules, they may not be as helpful as once thought. In this practice brief, we describe how such strategies are inconsistent with a PBIS [Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports]…
Descriptors: Charts, Instructional Materials, Positive Behavior Supports, Educational Strategies
Simonsen, Brandi; Putnam, Robert F.; Yanek, Kimberly; Evanovich, Lauren L.; Shaw, Sacha K. G.; Shuttleton, Cynthia; Morris, Kelsey; Mitchell, Barbara S. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
Students with disabilities are more likely to experience exclusionary and reactive discipline practices than students without disabilities. Fortunately, when educators implement positive, proactive, and evidence-based practices within a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework, students with disabilities benefit. In this…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Discipline, Student Behavior
Winnekar, Anna; Fox, Lise – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
This Practice Brief was developed as result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 PBIS [Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports] Leadership Forum in Chicago, Illinois, for the purpose of exploring how all classes on school campuses can meet the developmental needs of students, specifically our youngest students.
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Early Childhood Education, Student Needs, Child Development
Kern, Laura; Yell, Mitchell L. – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2020
This Practice Brief was developed as a result of the roundtable dialogue that occurred at the 2019 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Leadership Forum in Chicago, Illinois, and is not intended to provide comprehensive legal guidance. Districts/schools should consult with their district's legal resources for deciding on legal…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Positive Behavior Supports, Educational Legislation, Equal Education
Martinez, Stephanie; Kern, Laura; Flannery, Brigid; White, Ashley; Freeman, Jen; George, Heather Peshak – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2019
Buy-in from stakeholders is important for the successful adoption, full implementation and sustainability of any school-based initiative (Fixsen, Naoom, Blase, Friedman, & Wallace, 2005). It's also one of the critical elements for implementation of Tier 1 PBIS included in the TFI, BoQ, and the Blueprint. This brief describes the unique…
Descriptors: High Schools, Positive Behavior Supports, Adoption (Ideas), Stakeholders
Conley, Kathleen M.; Horner, Robert H.; McIntosh, Kent – Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, 2019
A core feature of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the collection, summary, and use of data for iterative decision-making. The initial design of support and the adaptations that make behavior support match cultural, organizational, and personal needs require that a support team have functional information to guide…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary School Students, Decision Making, Progress Monitoring
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