Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
CCE PBIS Matrix
Three Tiers of Support
Key Components at Every Tier
- Practices are based on evidence to be effective in a similar context with similar populations.
- Practices are organized along a tiered continuum beginning with strong universal supports followed by intensified interventions matched to student needs.
- Data are collected and used to screen, monitor, and assess student progress.
- Resources are allocated to ensure systems and practices are implemented with fidelity over time.
At its foundation, PBIS is a framework supported by research spanning decades. Study after study confirms the positive impact these tiered systems and practices have on improving student outcomes. The evaluation brief, "Is School-wide Positive Behavior Support an Evidence-based Practice?" and the article "Examining the Evidence Base for School-wide Positive Behavior Support" each lay out some of the research and provide additional resources to explore the topic further.