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Core Component 6: Positive Behavioral Support

The following Web resources provide extensive information about essential aspects of implementing and maintaining systemic approaches in multi-tiered systems of support that address school-wide behavioral issues.

Two Web sites with extensive resources on Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) are presented first, and then Web sites focusing on single topics, such as restorative justice, are presented in the third section.

  1. PBS Web Resources from The RTI Action Network External link opens in new window or tab.
    This Web site is dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. National Center for Learning Disabilities.

  2. PBS Web Resources from Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
    This Web site provides capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices. US Department of Education Office (ED) of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

    • School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) for Beginners
      Provides information, checklists, examples for teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject.

    • Classroom Checklists, Effective Classroom Plan, Environmental Inventory Checklist
      Includes 1) Top 17 Classroom Management Strategies that should be emphasized in every classroom, 2) Effective Teaching Strategies, 3) Promoting Positive & Effective Learning Environments Classroom Checklist, 4) Effective Classroom Plan, and 5) ENVIRONMENTAL INVENTORY Checklist.

    • Evaluation Blueprint for School-wide Positive Behavior Support
      Provides guidance and specific suggestions for selecting evaluation measures and creating schedules. Also provides samples of brief formative and summative reports, outlines for end-of-year documents, and illustrations of content for small- and large-group presentations intended for sharing outcomes with decision-makers.

    • High School PBIS
      Includes lessons learned from research and case studies at high school implementation sites for Tier 1 and more intensive tiers, across all core components, and with extensive examples.

    • PBIS Evaluation Tools
      Includes case Studies, and Guides to Evaluate Status and Impact of school-wide PBIS at Multiple Tiers, School-wide Evaluation Tools (SET), School-wide Self-Evaluations, Checklists, Benchmarks Tools, Planning Guides, Surveys for Schools, Home, Parents, Students, Functional Assessments, Support Plans, Management Plans, Safety Plans, Leadership Assessments, Evaluations for Tiered Systems, Leadership and more, some in Spanish.

    • PBIS Evaluation Brief
      Includes topics such as School Ethnicity, Discipline Referrals, and Discipline Referrals across Grade Levels.

    • PBIS Evaluation Blueprint
      Provides a framework for selecting evaluation measures and using evaluation information for active decision-making at the school, district, region, and state levels.

  3. School-wide Behavioral Support Approaches from other Web Sites:

    • Behavioral Intervention Strategies and Supports
      Provides information on how to keep students in school and hold them accountable through multiple internet sites such as PBIS, restorative justice, addressing disproportionality, exemplary programs, funding sources and California discipline reform leaders contact information. CDE Learning Support Division.

    • Blueprints: For Healthy Youth Development: External link opens in new window or tab.
      Identifies prevention and intervention programs for behavior and early literacy problems that meet a strict scientific standard of program effectiveness, and provides an internet searchable format. (2013) Annie E. Casey Foundation; University of Colorado, Boulder.

    • Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
      Using Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) and various types of data collection, the results from four local schools working with members of their communities to identify tensions within school, pose new solutions, and test their effectiveness are shared as resources for other educators in culturally diverse settings, such as Culturally Responsive Positive Behavioral Support Matters. (2012) University of Wisconsin-Madison and Equity Alliance at Arizona State University.

    • Check & Connect Model External link opens in new window or tab.
      Provides information and resources for implementing a dropout prevention strategy that relies on close monitoring of school performance, such as mentoring and case management. University of Minnesota.

    • Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
      Provides recommendations that focus on reducing high school dropout rates. Strategies presented include identifying and advocating for at-risk students, implementing programs to improve behavior and social skills, and keeping students engaged in the school environment. National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance. Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education (ED).

    • Reducing Behavior Problems in the Elementary School Classroom: Practice Guide External link opens in new window or tab.
      Offers prevention, implementation, and schoolwide strategies that can be used to reduce problematic behavior that interferes with the ability of students to attend to and engage fully in instructional activities. What Works Clearinghouse, Institute of Education Sciences, US Department of Education ED.

    • Restorative Practices: A Guide for Educators External link opens in new window or tab.
      Provides a toolkit of resources that aims to help educators better understand what restorative practices are and how they foster safe learning environments through community building and constructive conflict resolution. Opportunity to Learn Campaign, Advancement Project, American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association.

    • School-Based Mental Health External link opens in new window or tab.
      Includes social emotional learning, school-wide prevention systems and treatment options for youth with more intensive mental health challenges.

Questions: Phyllis Hallam | phallam@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4630 
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