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Core Component 6: Positive Behavioral Support

The following Web resources are from two national Web sites that provide extensive information about essential aspects of implementing and maintaining Positive Behavioral Support techniques and systems.

Core Component 6: Positive Behavior Support
Recommended RtI2 Web resources for Positive Behavioral Support (PBS) are located in two main Web sites, and thus are presented in two sections  – RTI Action Network External link opens in new window or tab. and the Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) External link opens in new window or tab. :

PBS Web Resources from RTI Action Network

The RTI Action Network External link opens in new window or tab.
Dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide. The RTI Action Network is a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities.

  1. Implementing a Combined RTI/PBS Model Teacher Perceptions: External link opens in new window or tab.
    Steps for implementation based on case studies. Includes a school climate survey form because teacher perceptions are often important. By Juli L. Pool, Evelyn S. Johnson, and Deborah R. Carter. RTI Action Network.
  2. Integrating Academic and Behavior Supports Within an RtI Framework
    Provides a three-part framework for the integration of academic and behavior supports for each tier of intervention in a RTI model so that teams can work smarter, not harder. By Hank Bohanon, Steve Goodman, and Kent McIntosh (2010) RTI Action Network.
    • Part 1: General Overview External link opens in new window or tab.
      Include a rationale for combined academic and behavior supports.
    • Part 2: Universal Supports External link opens in new window or tab.
      Describes the universal academic and behavioral reform needed to arrive at an integrated model.
    • Part 3: Secondary Supports External link opens in new window or tab.
      Provides a description of supports for groups of students who are not responding to the core curriculum based on the nature of their needs.
    • Part 4: Tertiary Supports External link opens in new window or tab.
      Includes an overview of how to identify strategies for intervention and how to establish progress monitoring for students with the most intensive needs.
  3. School-Wide Positive Behavior Support and Response to Intervention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Implementation introduction includes examples, charts, key concepts and guiding questions. By George Sugai. (2007, 5 pp.).

Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) External link opens in new window or tab.
Provides capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices; funded by US Department of Education Office (ED) of Special Education Programs (OSEP).

  1. 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.
  2. Evaluation Blueprint for School-wide Positive Behavior Support External link opens in new window or tab.
    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. B. Algozzine, R. Horner, G. Sugai, S. Barrett, S. Dickey, and L. Eber, (2010, 53 pp.).
  3. High School PBIS External link opens in new window or tab.
    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.
  4. PBIS Evaluation Tools External link opens in new window or tab.
    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
  5. PBIS Evaluation Brief External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes topics such as School Ethnicity, Discipline Referrals, and Discipline Referrals across Grade Levels
  6. PBIS Evaluation Blueprint External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides a framework for selecting evaluation measures and using evaluation information for active decision-making at the school, district, region, and state levels.
  7. School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS) for Beginners External link opens in new window or tab.
    Provides information, checklists, examples for teaching behavioral expectations in the same manner as any core curriculum subject.

Technical Assistance Center on PBIS Series:

  1. Primary Prevention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes letters to parents, scoring guide for evaluating quality SWPBS, bully prevention document, videos, and presentations, for example, Building a Realistic Pyramid of Instructional and Behavioral Supports for Prevention and Intervention. Based on the philosophy that all children can exhibit appropriate behavior.
  2. Secondary Level Prevention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes tools, many PowerPoint presentations, publications and training sources, including a review of the “Check in/Check out” program. Focuses on creating and sustaining primary (school-wide), secondary (targeted group or simple individual plans), and tertiary (individual) systems of support that improve lifestyle results (personal, health, social, family, work, recreation) for all children.
  3. Tertiary Level Prevention External link opens in new window or tab.
    Includes lists of proven anger management programs for students, FAQs, case examples, wraparound services, information for coaches and paraprofessionals, tools, presentations, publications, and training sources. Focuses on individual systems of support for SWPBS.
Questions: Phyllis Hallam | phallam@cde.ca.gov | 916-323-4630 
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