What does PBIS emphasize?

In general, SW-PBIS or SWPBS emphasizes four integrated elements:

  1. data for decision making,
  2. measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data,
  3. practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable, and
  4. systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices.

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Six Principles

These four elements are guided by six important principles:

  1. Develop a continuum of scientifically-based behavior and academic interventions and supports
  2. Use data to make decisions and solve problems
  3. Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior
  4. Teach and encourage prosocial skills and behaviors
  5. Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
  6. Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously