Improving Student Performance and Making Schools Safe
Primary focuses on recognizing a potential problem and stopping it before it happens.
Secondary focuses on avoiding incidents from being repeated
Tertiary focuses on reducing the impact of the problem on the person's ability to function in the least restrictive setting
Attention to the needs of all students can be accomplished through this 3-tiered prevention model.
CRUCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SW-PBIS
The following 9 characteristics of SW-PBIS are crucial to improving school safety and student performance.
1. Focus on all systems within the school
2. Attention to the needs of all students
3. Wide-spread commitment to participating in and supporting SW-PBIS activities
4. Strategies designed to meet the unique need so each campus
5. Team planning and decision making
6. Emphasis on instructional approach to discipline and behavior management
7. Data-based decision making
8. Long-term commitment to systems change and implementation of SW-PBIS practices
9. Continual evaluation and refinement of SW-PBIS interventions
Working together as a team is essential to improving school-wide behavior issues. If administrators and teachers are on the same page, students will know what's expected and act accordingly.
Data-based Decision Making
By gathering information over a period of time, extensively examining the information and then making a decision based on the results will be beneficial in planning and implementing instruction conducive to improving behavior.
Attention to Student's Needs
All students learn differently. Some students need more attention than others. They may also need assistive technology. It is important that teacher's know which students they are and what their specific needs are.