School Teams: Precision Problem-Solving

Precision problem-solving is the process of digging deep into your PBIS data.

Precision data helps place the problem in a context that our school systems can control, rather than placing the problem on our students.  Precision data also helps us determine what interventions will work the best with the students and their behavior.

The quality of decision-making depends on how well we precisely define the problem that needs to be solved. 

Primary Statements

Precision Statements

Too many referrals.

There are more ODRs for aggression on the playground than last year.  These are most likely to occur during first recess, with a large number of students, and the aggression is related to getting access to the new playground equipment.

September has more suspensions than last year.

Gang behavior is increasing.

The cafeteria is out of control.



What? Where? Who? When? Why?

There are more ODRs for aggression on the playground than last year. These are most likely to occur during first recess, with a large number of students, and the aggression is related to getting access to the new playground equipment.

SWIS Introduction & Workshop

For more examples & practice, download presentation and handouts for SWIS Introduction Workshop and drilldown handouts here:
SWIS Decision Tool Workshop Presentation.pptx
SWIS Drilldown Worksheet.docx