Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) is a proactive and preventative, continuous improvement framework which supports positive student behavior. It ensures efficient use of resources to identify trends and patterns by using data and matching evidence-based interventions and behavioral strategies to student need.
4 Key Components in PBIS
A building leadership team oversees school-level implementation. The team reviews systems-level data, and intervention implementation decisions.
Tiered Continuum of Supports
All students receive evidence-based Tier 1 supports. Students who are identified as needing additional behavioral supports will also receive targeted Tier 2 intervention based on their needs. A few students will need more intensive supports. If a student receiving Tier 2 supports is identified as needing additional supports, they will also receive intensive Tier 3 intervention to address behavior skill deficits.
Comprehensive Data Collection System
Schools use a comprehensive process for collecting and reviewing data at the school and student levels. Data is used in a continuous improvement process.
Communication and Collaboration
Schools engage families, community partners, and other stakeholders in understanding MTSS PBIS and partnering to improve outcomes for all students.
Questions about PBIS? Contact Rebecca Cain in the SD Department of Education's Special Education Office with questions at (605) 773-3423.