Welcome to the South Dakota Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Wiki!
This page is intended to be a place for schools to find information, share ideas and resources.
What is PBIS?
Positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is the behavioral mechanism for Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). The academic mechanism is referred to at Response to Interventions (RtI).

PBIS is comprised of a broad range of systemic school-wide, group, and individualized strategies for achieving important social and learning outcomes while preventing problem behavior with all students. PBIS is not a specific “model” but a compilation of effective practices, interventions, and systems change strategies that have been proven to be empirically effective and efficient. PBIS has relevant applications to educating all children and youth in schools or other community settings. (See www.pbis.org for more detailed information about PBIS.)

PBIS is a data driven systems approach developed to assist schools and community settings achieve socially important behavior change. Systems are put in place to support staff while they teach and encourage positive, healthy behaviors.
Multiple Tiers:
The foundational level of PBIS is referred to as "Universal" and includes identifying, teaching and reinforcing appropriate behaviors. School collectively identify behavior expectations, and rules. Effective Universal implementation will include behavior matrix(s), a behavior instructional curriculum materials for behavior, a school-wide reinforcement system as well as classroom reinforcement.
Data:
Schools collect and monitor behavior data for students that are experiencing difficulty responding accurately to behavior instruction, including (but not limited to) five data points, (1) Student name (2) Location (3) Specific behavior (4) Time of day, and (5) day of week.
Collected data is analyzed, and students in need of additional supports are identified.
Problem Solving:
PBIS school teams use the TIPS Model (below) to problem solve situations in which students that struggle with specific behaviors. Targeted interventions are applied to increase a students' ability to perform, This may include a range of interventions from very basic to more complex. Data is monitored by the PBIS team, and as students respond and are successful, they may no longer need extra support.
Students that continue to have difficulty are monitored individually by the PBIS team and receive individualized, specific Intensive behavior interventions. Data is monitored to determine student progress.


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PBIS is the integration of four elements:
1.Operationally defined and valued outcomes,
2. Behavioral and biomedical science,
3. Research validated practices, and
4. Systems change to both enhance the broad quality with which all students are living/learning and reduce problem behaviors.
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