Improving Student Performance and Making Schools Safe


There are 3 levels of intervention under the SW PBIS Framework. They are primary, secondary and tertiary. According to The National Center on Education and Juvenile Justice, practice of these three levels could prevent juvenile delinquency.

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.
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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

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Don't Forget the Parents

It is important to include parents in all aspects of SW-PBIS. Parental involvement establishes community support and commitment for SW-PBIS and will facilitate the goals, procedures and practices of SW-PBIS with family and others.