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Positive Behavior Intervention Support

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What is Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS)?

School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support is a proactive, team-based framework for creating and sustaining safe and effective schools. PBIS is not a single curriculum or scripted response to student behavior. Rather, it is a way of thinking about and organizing research-based practices and their application to student needs. With PBIS, behavior is a learning experience, just as it is with other subjects like math or science. 


PBIS has several important principles:


  • Every child can learn proper behavior.

  • Stepping in early can prevent more serious behavior problems.

  • Each child is different and schools need to provide many kinds of behavior support.

  • How schools teach behavior should be based on research and science.

  • Following a child’s behavioral progress is important.

  • Schools must gather and use data to make decisions about behavior problems.


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Below are the three tiers for PBIS and the school wide response to behavior intervention: 

Tier One


All Students 

Teacher Intervention

Classroom Management

  • Physical Environment

  • Proximity Control

  • Classroom Rules

  • Behavior Plans

  • Token Systems

  • Defuse Behaviors

Tier Two



At Risk Students

Counselor & Administration Involvement

Specific Student Issues

  • Classroom Observations

  • Review of Data

  • Adjustment of BIPs

  • Develop Behavior Contracts

  • Home & School Connection

Tier Three




High-Risk Students

Individual Support Interventions

Parent Involvement


  • Crisis Intervention

  • Teacher/Parent/Counselor Meeting

  • Administrator/Parent Coordinator/Family Worker Involved

  • More Targeted Behavior Plan Updates

  • Family Support

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