Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports or PBIS
PBIS is a decision-making framework for school systems to implement in order to improve scholar academic and behavioral outcomes by using universal language and expectations, consistent behavioral teaching practices, consistent behavioral response guidelines, and data to guide procedural and policy decisions.
Research suggests that by having consistent expectations across the school, explicitly teaching behavioral expectations, acknowledging expected behaviors, and handling behavioral violations consistently, the school environment can be positively impacted. PBIS is not a curriculum or a single intervention – it is a change in the school system’s climate.