Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

A Research Synthesis of the Associations Between Socioeconomic Background, Inequality, School Climate, and Academic Achievement
This research review examines how supportive school and classroom climates can positively influence the academic outcomes of students and reduce academic achievement gaps between students and schools of different socioeconomic status backgrounds.
Authors: Ruth Berkowitz, Hadass Moore, Ron Avi Astor, and Rami Benbenishty
Publication Date: November 2016
Publisher: SAGE Journals

Academic Achievement and the Implementation of School-wide Behavior Support
This research review examines the relationship between school-wide behavior support and improved academic performance as measured by grades and standardized test performance.
Authors: Robert F. Putnam, Robert H. Horner, and Robert Algozzine
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Blueprint for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Training and Professional Development
This is an overview of essential features of building capacity within schools to insure systems are in place to implement effective practices and make sound data decisions.
Authors: Timothy Lewis, Susan Barrett, George Sugai, and Robert Horner
Publication Date: September 2010, Version 3
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Bullying and Harassment Prevention in Positive Behavior Support: Expect Respect
Expect Respect was developed with, by, and for middle and high schools and is based on procedures documented as effective in reducing bullying in elementary schools.
Authors: Brianna Stiller, Rhonda Nese, Anne Tomlanovich, Robert Horner, and Scott Ross
Publication Date: 2013
Publisher: University of Oregon

Climate Change: Providing Equitable Access to a Rigorous and Engaging Curriculum
This paper discusses the relationship between rigorous and engaging curriculum and a positive school climate, access to a rigorous and engaging curriculum and accelerated courses for all students, and promising approaches to increasing access to a rigorous and engaging curriculum and accelerated courses.
Publication Date: November 2013
Publisher: Alliance for Excellent Education

Data-Based Individualization: A Framework for Intensive Intervention
This document introduces and describes the data-based individualization (DBI) process, a framework for addressing the needs of students who require intensive intervention in academics and/or behavior. 
Publication Date: March 2013
Publisher: National Center on Intensive Intervention

ESSentials LogoESSentials: PBIS Universal Tier ~ High School
This resource discusses using video as a tool to support implementation and sustainability of universal practices of PBIS. Included are video examples from Arizona’s Westwood High School and Sierra Linda High School.
Publication Date: June 2015
Publisher: Arizona Department of Education, Exceptional Student Services

Evaluation Blueprint for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support
This is a framework for selecting evaluation measures and using evaluation information for active decision-making.
Authors: Bob Algozzine, Robert Horner, George Sugai, Susan Barrett, Celeste Rossetto Dickey, Lucille Eber, Donald Kincaid, Timothy Lewis, and Tary Tobin
Publication Date: January 2010
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

If Discipline Referral Rates for the School as a Whole Are Reduced, Will Rates for Students with Disabilities Also Be Reduced?
This study indicates a national sample of 85 schools reducing Office Discipline Referral (ODRs) rates by 10% or more for major offences for the school as a whole also reduced discipline referrals for students in special education.
Authors: Tary Tobin, Rob Horner, Claudia Vincent, Jessica Swain-Bradway
Publication Date: November 2012
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Is School-Wide Positive Behavior Support an Evidence-Based Practice?
This document lays out the current evidence assessing SWPBS and the considerations that may be relevant for state, district and national decision-makers.
Publication Date: March 2009
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) & PBIS
This article discusses the use of MTSS to change the way schools support students with learning and behavior problems by systematically delivering a range of interventions based on demonstrated levels of need.
Publisher: Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

Out-of-School Suspension for Minor Misbehavior
This evaluation brief examines the practice of using out-of-school suspension as a consequence for behavior coded as “minor” on office discipline referral forms.
Authors: Bert M. Eliason, Robert H. Horner, and Seth L. May
Publication Date: January 2013
Publisher: Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports
This website gives schools capacity-building information and resources for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide positive disciplinary practices. 
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Positive Behavioral Supports and the Law
The reasons why Congress encourages the use of PBIS are discussed. 
Publisher: TA Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

Reducing the Effectiveness of Bullying Behavior in Schools
This document describes how PBIS can support the improvement of practices to prevent school violence and bullying behavior.
Authors: George Sugai, Rob Horner, and Bob Algozzine
Publication Date: April 2011
Publisher: OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

School-wide Positive Behavior Support: Implementers' Blueprint and Self-Assessment
This blueprint provides definitions, descriptions, and guidelines that allow for accurate and durable implementation of school-wide positive behavior support and systems.
Authors: G. Sugai, R.H. Horner, R. Algozzine, S. Barrett, T. Lewis, C. Anderson, R. Bradley, J.H. Choi, G. Dunlap, L. Eber, H. George, D. Kincaid, A. McCart, M. Nelson, L. Newcomer, R. Putnam, L. Riffel, M. Rovins, W. Sailor, and B. Simonsen
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: University of Oregon

Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers
This document summarizes evidence-based, positive, proactive, and responsive classroom behavior intervention and support strategies for teachers to help capitalize on instruction time and decrease disruptions.
Authors: Brandi Simonsen, Jennifer Freeman, Steve Goodman, Barbara Mitchell, Jessica Swain-Bradway, Brigid Flannery, George Sugai, Heather George, and Bob Putman
Publication Date: 2015
Publisher: U.S. Office of Special Education Programs