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 occurring within the last two years. As of July 1, 2012, over 1,009  schools in 212 districts in Wisconsin have attended PBIS training.

Number of Trained PBIS Schools

  January 2010
July 2010
January 2011
July 2011
January 2012 July 2012 January 2013 July 2013

Early Education

2 23 22 26 29 26 26 28
Elementary 108 231 322 433 459 529 546 571

Middle

37 79 98 121 133 162 167 175
High 17 64 90 112 130 161 154 179
Other 4 14 15 21 28 30 27 30
PreK-8 16 56 63 75 85 92 92 93
PreK-12 1 4 4 7 8 9 9 8

Of those 1,009 trained schools, 916 are implementing (90.7%) as demonstrated by completion of at least one Self-Assessment Survey (SAS), Team Implementation Checklist (TIC), or Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ) on the PBIS Assessment website. Of the 916 implementing schools, 518 schools (56.6%) 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 Assessment website 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.

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