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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

An evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed.

  • Tier 1: Universal Prevention (All): The foundation for behavior and academics. Schools provide these universal supports to all students. For most students, the core program gives them what they need to be successful and to prevent future problems.
  • Tier 2: Targeted Prevention (Some): This level of support focuses on improving specific skill deficits students have. Schools often provide Tier 2 supports to groups of students with similar targeted needs which provides more opportunities for practice and feedback while keeping the intervention maximally efficient.
  • Tier 3: Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few): The most intensive supports the school offers. These supports require the most resource-intensive due to the individualized approach of developing and carrying out interventions.