School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) is a multi-tiered system of support currently being implemented in elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. SWPBIS involves core features implemented through a variety of interventions across three prevention tiers to support students with disabilities work toward success in their social and academic goal.
The primary level (school-wide; Tier 1) includes defining and teaching behavioral expectations, implementing a school-wide reward system, clearly defining consequences, differentiating instruction, data-based decision making and use of existing data.
The secondary level (targeted group; Tier 2) supports students to reduce problem behavior and includes:
- (a) progress monitoring;
- (b) developing systems for increasing structure, predictability, contingent adult feedback, and home/school communication;
- (c) linking academic and behavioral performance;
- (d) basic function-based support; and
- (e) on-going data-based decision making.
Sources: Horner, Sugai, & Lewis, 2015; Technical Assistance Center on PBIS, 2015.