PBIS at Olympia CUSD 16

What is PBIS?

Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for improving and integrating all of the data, systems and practices affecting student outcomes. PBIS is a framework to support everyone - especially students with disabilities - to create schools where all students are successful. (PBIS.org) PBIS establishes systems, practices ad uses data to enhance outcomes.

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What are the three tiers of support?

Tier 1

Universal Prevention (ALL) Systems, data and practices that impact all students across all settings. Tier I emphasizes prosocial skills and expectations by teaching and acknowledging appropriate student behavior.

Tier I includes teaching of schoolwide positive expectations and behaviors, established classroom expectations aligned with schoolwide expectations, a continuum of procedures for encouraging expected behaviors and discouraging problem behavior

The PBIS Triangle—The green area represents Tier 1 that supports all students.

The PBIS Triangle—The green area represents Tier 1 that supports all students.

Tier 2

Targeted Prevention (Some) Systems, data and practices for students that are not successful with just Tier I supports.

Tier 2 includes supports for students with increased instruction and practice with self-regulation and social skills, increased adult supervision, increased opportunity for positive reinforcement, increase focus on the function of problem behavior, and increased access to academic supports.

The yellow area represents Tier 2 that supports some students. Tier 1 supports are still used with students engaged in Tier 2 supports.

The yellow area represents Tier 2 that supports some students. Tier 1 supports are still used with students engaged in Tier 2 supports.

Tier 3

Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few) Students needing Tier 3 supports should comprise less than 5% of the total student population. These students receive intensive individualized supports to improve their behavioral and academic outcomes.

Tier 3 teams provide individualized plans for students in Tier 3.

The red area represents Tier 3 that supports a few students. Tiers 1 and 2 supports are still used with students engaged in Tier 3 supports.

The red area represents Tier 3 that supports a few students. Tiers 1 and 2 supports are still used with students engaged in Tier 3 supports.

Why did Olympia adopt PBIS?

Prior to PBIS there were very different classroom and building definitions of acceptable and unacceptable behaviors. Additionally, instead of taking opportunities to teach appropriate behaviors, students were often ONLY given punitive consequences. As we have worked to adopt this framework we have seen more consistent language being used within buildings and on-going teaching and modeling of appropriate behaviors. We have also established systems of data collection that help to determine which students need more intensive support.

PBIS Teams

Each school has a Tier I PBIS team and a Tier 2 PBIS team. At the secondary level, we have also included students on our teams to ensure incentives and language used is appropriate / desirable.

What is an 'out of the blue day'?

Unannounced days in which we recognize good behavior and positive choices. Incentives / prizes as small as a pencil and all the way to tickets to move to the front of the lunch line to an extra recess may be included as prizes for OOTB days.

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