Research generally suggests that if implemented with fidelity, the PBIS practices and systems are associated with:

  • Reduced major disciplinary infractions
  • Improvement in aggressive behavior, concentration, prosocial behavior, & emotional regulation
  • Improvements in academic achievement
  • Enhanced perception of organizational health & safety
  • Reductions in teacher reported bullying behavior & peer rejection
  • Improved school climate

PBIS Evaluation Briefs

Evaluation briefs describe findings from data related to some aspect of PBIS implementation. They are short, easy-to-read summaries. Each brief includes descriptions of the method, the data, the results, and provides a discussion for future research.

To find specific PBIS research evidence, please visit the evaluation briefs section from the national technical assistance center here: