Four Elements of PBIS

To build consistent expectations school-wide and make sure dependable data is collected, PBIS uses four basic elements: systems, data, practices and outcomes.


Written policies, procedures and expectations are a few of the systems put in place by schools implementing PBIS. These systems help maintain a consistent approach to behavior.


The data collected helps school teams make informed decisions about managing behavior and measuring outcomes. The data is also used to find the right mix of practices and systems for your school.


Classroom exercises exhibiting good behavior help students to understand what is expected of them. Likewise, educators follow a set of ‘best-practices’ that have been identified for their school. These practices keep both students and teachers moving forward with PBIS.


The results of PBIS can be measured by both academic and behavioral changes in students. These outcomes are measured using the PBIS data collected.