With over 30 years of research, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, or PBIS, is implemented in all 50 states and over twenty countries around the world. PBIS is an evidence based, proactive approach to teaching and reinforcing positive behavior in students, thus creating social emotionally competent students, reducing bullying behaviors on our school campuses, decreasing rates of student reported drug and alcohol abuse and increasing academic achievement. Students and staff thrive in positively structured, consistent environments and due to these basic human needs, the world has turned to the tiered supports of PBIS to structure our classrooms and prepare all students for academic success.
Tier 1 practices and systems establish a foundation of regular, proactive support while preventing unwanted behaviors. Schools provide these universal supports to all students, school-wide.
Tier 2 practices and systems support students who are at risk for developing more serious problem behaviors before those behaviors start. These supports help students develop the skills they need to benefit from core programs at the school.
At Tier 3, students receive more intensive, individualized support to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes. At this level, schools rely on formal assessments to determine a student’s need.