PBIS and Tiered Support
What Does School-Wide PBIS Emphasize?
In general, PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:
- (a) data for decision making,
- (b) measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data,
- (c) practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and
- (d) systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.
What Outcomes are Associated with Implementation of PBIS?
Schools that establish systems with the capacity to implement PBIS with integrity and durability have teaching and learning environments that are:
- More engaging, responsive, preventive, and productive,
- Address classroom management and disciplinary issues,
- Improve supports for students, and
- Most importantly, maximize academic engagement and achievement for all students.
LCPS has developed a tiered Pyramid of Strategies and Interventions across Behavioral, Academic and Social-Emotional domains to illustrate examples of supports at each tier and to guide schools in determining student supports based on need and response to implemented strategies and interventions.