PBIS in Action

PBIS schools across Wisconsin have created a more positive environment for students and staff by establishing clear expectations for their students and taking active steps in teaching, modeling and reinforcing appropriate behaviors school wide.

Wisconsin schools have been implementing PBIS since the Fall of 2006, with rapid growth in the number of trained PBIS schools in Wisconsin. As of July 1, 2014, 1,051 schools in 225 districts in Wisconsin have attended PBIS training.

Number of Trained PBIS Schools

  July 2010 July 2011 July 2012 July 2013 July 2014

Early Education

23 26 26 28 10
Elementary 231 433 529 571 574


79 121 167 175 171
High 64 112 154 179 173
Other 14 21 27 30 28
PreK-8 56 75 92 93 89
PreK-12 4 7 9 8 5
Alternative na na na na 1

Of those 1,051 trained schools, 990 are implementing (94.2%) as demonstrated by completion of at least one Self-Assessment Survey (SAS), Team Implementation Checklist (TIC), School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET) or Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) on the PBIS Assessment website. Of the 990 implementing schools, 787 schools (79.5%) have demonstrated fidelity of implementation.

PBIS schools that experience the most positive outcomes from PBIS implementation are implementing PBIS at or above fidelity. The OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS has created the PBIS Assessmentwebsite to assist schools in collecting fidelity information. These fidelity tools and a timeline for using them are described on the Fidelity Tools page.

PBIS schools also need to have a system for collecting and aggregating Office Discipline Referral data to be used for data-based decision making. SWIS was developed by the OSEP Technical Assistance Center on PBIS for this purpose. SWIS is described and an Excel tool for collecting Office Discipline Referral Data is made available on the Outcome Data Tools page.

Page last updated 9/2014