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The Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) is used by school staff for initial and annual assessment of effective behavior support systems in their school. The survey examines the status and improvement needs of Tier 1 (school-wide and classroom), Tier 2 and Tier 3 behavior supports. The SAS is intended to be used by school staff for initial and annual assessment of positive behavior support systems. Each question in the survey relates to one of the four systems.

  • Tier 1 Schoolwide Systems: Involving all students, all staff, and all settings including non-classroom locations where supervision is emphasized (e.g., hallways, playground, cafeteria & bus).
  • Tier 1 Classroom Systems: Instructional settings in which staff supervise and teach groups of students.
  • Tier 2 Systems: Targeted intervention provided to students whose behavior needs require support beyond Tier 1 to be successful.
  • Tier 3 Systems: Intensive, individualized intervention provided to students whose behavior needs require individualized support.

Survey results are summarized and used for a variety of purposes including:

  1. annual action planning,
  2. internal decision-making,
  3. assessment of change over time,
  4. awareness building of staff, and
  5. team validation.



Analysis of the SAS data is used to guide the development of the action plan for enhanced implementation of the PBIS process. Action plan steps include summarizing, analyzing, and prioritizing the data. The resulting action plan can be developed to focus on any one or a combination of the three tiers. See the following resource to assist districts in action planning: Drilling Down District Data: Analyzing Reach and Fidelity of PBIS.




Pre-Implementation Self-Assessment Survey

All school personnel complete the online Self-Assessment Survey prior to PBIS Universal Leadership Team training. You will receive information from Anne Dubie who will give you your school’s link and instructions for completing this online survey.

Annual Self-Assessment Survey

Every year PBIS school personnel will complete the online Self-Assessment Survey in January – March. You will receive a reminder when it is time to complete the survey from Anne Dubie.


Directions for Completing the Self-Assessment Survey:

To log into PBIS Assessments please follow these NEW Instructions:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click the Login button on the top right.
  3. Enter the email address and password associated with the PBIS Apps account. Please note: If you currently have access to SWIS, your login E-mail Address for is the same as your SWIS Login.
  4. Once you’re logged in, click the gray circle with four squares (or a photo of you) found at the top right. 
  5. Click PBIS Assessments from the drop-down menu. 
    1. Please note: If you don’t see PBIS Assessment in your drop-down menu, please contact Anne Dubie at [email protected] to be added as a user. 
  6. Now, you are in the PBIS Assessment Dashboard. 

To take the SAS, from the Dashboard:

  1. Click the SAS from the Survey’s Currently Open section
  2. Locate your school taking the survey and click Link
  3. Highlight the URL and copy it, or click the Copy URL button to copy the link to your clipboard
  4. Click Close
  5. Paste the copied link in an email to anyone invited to submit a survey response

To take the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS):

  1. Copy and paste the received link into your preferred internet browser
  2. Enter the survey responses for the displayed section
  3. Click the >> to move to the next page
  4. Click the Submit Survey button at the end of the survey to save the responses


Analyzing your Self-Assessment Survey Results

You will be able to access your SAS data approximately 24 hours after the SAS window closes.  If you’d like to view your SAS data prior to the close of the window, please contact Anne Dubie at [email protected] and she will close your window.  To view your SAS data in both table and graph form go to and use your login information. Follow these instructions to view your SAS data graphs:

  1. Login to PBIS Apps as instructed above
  2. Click the Report menu at the top of the screen
  3. Select Report Options from the left hand side of the screen
  4. Select the SAS from the drop down list
  5. Click Generate

Report Options Include:

  1. Select Surveys: Select a survey about which to report from the drop-down menu
  2. Report Type: Select Total Score, Subscale, Items, or Download from the drop-down menu to define which data to display related to the selected survey
  3. From Date: Select a school year from the drop-down menu as the starting school year from which data will be included in the report
  4. To Date: Select a school year from the drop-down menu as the last school year from which data will be included in the reports. Note: This school year must be the same as or after the selected From Date

When analyzing the SAS, it is recommended that you follow the guidelines in Drilling Down District Data: Analyzing Reach and Fidelity of PBIS