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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, culturally responsive, Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework for developing and maintaining proactive, effective, and equitable learning environments where all students are successful. It is a commitment to addressing students’ social/emotional/behavioral needs through systems change, evidence-based practices, and data-based decision-making. When PBIS is implemented with fidelity, students achieve improved social and academic outcomes, schools experience reduced exclusionary discipline practices, and school personnel feel more effective.

At the Universal level, preventative and proactive strategies support all students and staff. During the Universal PBIS Training, school leadership teams develop an implementation plan based on the following components: 

  1. Statement of Purpose
  2. Define Expectations/Agreements (3-4)
  3. Teach and practice prosocial behaviors
  4. Acknowledge prosocial behaviors
  5. Prevent and respond instructionally to behavior concerns through a continuum of supports
  6. Make decisions based on data

Steps to Implementation:

Thank you for your interest in PBIS! To learn about the steps to implementation at the Universal level, go here. If you have any questions, contact the VTPBIS State Technical Assistance Provider (TA) for your SD/SU.