Resource Library: Behavior Interventions & School Climate

Intensive Behavior Supports

Nebraska Positive Behaviorial Interventions Support

Positive Behavior Support of Georgia

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction Positive Behavior Intervention & Support

Targeted Supports

Scholastic Reading Inventory: The Best Choice to Measure Reading Progress for Grades K-12 Reading Assessment Program RtI Alignment

Universal Supports

National Center on Response to Intervention

Behavioral Progress Monitoring

Behavioral Progress Monitoring Tools Chart. This tools chart presents information about behavioral progress monitoring tools. The four tabs, Psychometric Standards, Progress Monitoring Standards, Data-based Individualization Standards, and Usability include ratings from our TRC members on the technical rigor of the tool. 

Forms for Evaluation, Data Collection, Progress Monitoring [University of Kansas]

Progress Monitoring Resources (Bartow, Georgia County School System, The School Psychologists' Home Page)

Electronic Daily Behavior Report Card©: Individual Progress Monitoring User Manual & Training Guide 2008 (Vannest, K. J. & Burke, M. D.)

Bullying Prevention

SPDG Behavior and School Climate Webinar: Implementation of a Middle School Bullying Prevention Program: Research Findings and Implications .  Presenter: Rhonda Nese, Oregon Social Learning Center, Doctoral Candidate, University of Oregon. Description: The purpose of this session was to present and discuss a research project that evaluated the effects of a middle school bullying prevention program, titled Bully Prevention within Positive Behavior Support: Expect Respect, on the verbal and physical bullying behaviors of middle school students. Data assessing the fidelity of intervention implementation indicate that the program was used with high fidelity and that in each of the three schools a reduction of verbal or physical aggression in the cafeteria was documented via direct observation. No consistent changes were reported in student pre-post rating of school climate. Session attendees heard how they can utilize multi-source data to better understand the impact of bullying prevention programming in their schools, and strategies for school-based and district-wide implementation.

PPT (12/2012)
Student Project Video. This student-created project video on bullying was shown during the presentation.


Evaluation Forms & Tools (Center for School Evaluation, Intervention & Training. Illinois Alliance for School-based Problem-Solving and Intervention Resources in Education (I-ASPIRE))

Response to Intervention: Essential Components - Universal Screening (State Educational Resource Center, Connecticut)

IRIS Center Modules Behavior, RTI, Administration, Assistive Technology, Diversity, etc.

PBIS Coach: Trainer Resources

PBIS Resources Areas: Juvenile Justice, Early Childhood, Developmental Disabilities, Online Training Module, Elementary, Middle & High School, Families, Mental Health, RtI Systems

PBIS Evaluation Tools Implementation

Tertiary Interventions

Tertiary Behavior Intervention Models in Elementary and Middle Schools: Lessons Learned About Model Sustainability and Spread (PDF, September 2012, SRI Project)The Model Demonstration Coordination Center coordinates the work of OSEP Model Demonstration grantees, whose projects aim to develop new practice, procedure, or program models for children and youth with disabilities on the basis of theory and/or evidence-based research. Each model demonstration project (MDP) then implements its model in typical settings, assesses impacts, and, if the model is associated with benefits, may go on to disseminate it. MDCC staff members have been studying the implementation experiences and outcomes achieved by the five cohorts of MDPs funded since 2005; each has focused on a single new and promising (or perhaps poorly understood or implemented) practice, procedure, or program that is deemed to have high potential for improving child outcomes. MDCC has worked with the MDPs to establish consistent design elements, such as sample definition and selection, data collection methods and timing, and instrumentation, and to synthesize cross-MDP data. The second cohort of projects, the subject of this report, implemented models that demonstrated interventions for students with the most serious behavior problems using a three tiered model of positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). 

Universal Classroom Elements (UCE). (PDF, 2010 revision, Davis, C., Williams, P., Spaulding, S., McLaughlin, A., and Martin, C.). This fillable PDF UCE should be completed during class instruction time when the teacher indicates problems are likely.

Model of T3 Behavioral Support: Scaling the Pyramid (PPT, 10/2012, C. Davis) Behavior PLC: Cohort 2 Model Demonstration Project (C2MD). Carol presented the components of their tertiary model, the outcomes of their project,  implementation lessons learned, and tools developed. At the end she touched upon a slick user friendly tablet-based application recently developed for data collection purposes. SESSION RECORDING

SPDG Behavior PLC Presentation: Supporting Students At Tier 3 (PPT, 9/2012, A. McCart) Dr. McCart prresented an overview of the Kansas’ Model II Demonstration Project, which focused on tertiary interventions. She described some of their outcome data, and shared effective tools and practices. Session Recording

Assessing Sites for Model Demonstration: Lessons Learned from OSEP Grantees (PDF 9/2011). Tertiary Behavior Intervention Models in Elementary and Middle Schools: Project Findings in Brief (PDF, 9/2011)In January 2007, OSEP funded its second cohort of Model Demonstration Projects (MDPs), which consists of three projects that focus on tertiary behavior interventions within a school-wide model of Positive Behavior Supports for children who are not responsive to universal and secondary level interventions. 

BEHAVIOR PLC SESSION: PBIS Illinois Cohort 2 Model Demonstration Project Overview (PPT, 2012 , Eber) For this session Lucille Eber, the Principal Investigator for the PBIS Illinois Model Demonstration Project, will be sharing tools, measures, and new ways of thinking developed over the four years of the project. She will specifically concentrate on how to work with administrators so that they can help their teachers to support students with more intensive needs. She will also describe how the project reconceptualized teaming and intervention models in the schools.

PBIS - Illinois Website. This site includes the tools described by Dr. Eber – llinois’ PBIS end-of-year reports and tier 1 & 3 evaluation tools.

Other Resources

Using Data for Student Success: Schools’ Use of Academic & Behavioral Data Systems in a Problem Solving Model (PDF Flyer, Utah, 3/2012).  ABC-UBI is Utah's SPDG-funded project focused on supporting schools' implementation of best practices in academics and behavior in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports model. The project emphasizes data and how data have been used at the site and state level to drive decision-making. This PDF describes specific data managements systems and tools.

Wyoming Fidelity Check PBIS Features (DOC, posted 7/2012)
Wyoming's Role of Principal and Coach (DOC, posted 7/2012)
Wyoming PBIS Implementation Checklist (DOC, posted 7/2012)

District Capacity Assessment (DRAFT DOC, 7/2012) This assessement is intended to help district leadership teams and state professional development providers assess their readiness with elements related to tiered interventions for academics and behavior and implementation science.  

Culturally Responsive PBIS:  Modifications of Tools to Include Culturally Responsiveness. These tools - EMS Rubric, Culturally Responsiveness Assessment (CRA), and 5 X 5 Walkthrough - were developed by PBISIS Indiana  for use by state, district and school staff. The most important tool is the EMS Rubric The rubric shows how they've modified standard PBIS fidelity measures to include issues of culture. The CRA and the 5 X 5 Walkthrough are interesting in that they are different methods for getting at some of the same dimensions of cultural responsiveness in a school.  The CRA is self-report and the 5 X 5 is based on observation by staff. PBSIS Indiana EMS Rubric (DOC, 7/2012)  Culturally Responsiveness Assessment  (DOC, 7/2012)   5 X 5 Walkthrough (DOC, 7/'2012)

Nebraska's PBiS Training Plan (DOC, 10/2010)

Bully Prevention Manual

The ADDRESS: An Office Discipline Referral Software System Office Discipline Referral Customizable Database: Developed a software system called ADDRESS for tracking office discipline referrals (adapted from SWIS). It's free, customizable & posted on the Arkansas SPDG site. Users get the shell & then they can create the fields they want to track. Training materials to be posted to the website soon. Microsoft Access is the backend database & the program was developed by Networksolutions.com. http://www.arstateimprovementgrant.com/DataWarehouse/ADDRESSSoftware/tabid/65/Default.aspx

Missouri School-wide Positive Behavior Support

Building Effective Schools Together (BEST)

Realizing Excellence for ALL Children in Mississippi (REACH Mississippi) Mississippi's SPDG focusing on supporting school- & district-wide implementation of PBIS at the elementary, middle- & high school levels.

First Steps to PBS

Missouri Integrated Model/Report

Finding excellence, learning about effective implementation (PPT, New York S3TAIR Project)

Integrated Multi-Tiered PBIS System

Integrated Behavior & Learning Supports Initiative

EBISS Teaming

EBISS District Plan

EBISS Systems Coach Scope

Readiness Checklist, Team Implementation Checklist, Coordinator's Self-Assessment

OSEP TA Center - Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports

Arkansas SPDG Positive Behavioral Support System Tools & Resources

Montana's RTI Implementation Survey (PDF, February 2011) Montana's RtI Implementation Survey has been used in identifying where schools & districts are in the process of scaling up RtI in their local areas. Target Audience: Participants who have identified RtI or PBIS as one of their SPDG Goals.

Building Effective Schools Together (BEST) through Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) Implementation Rubric EXCEL (July 2010, CalSTAT) This interactive excel template is used by school teams to record their implementation level for 10 key elements. After entering their data teams can generate reports.

Pennsylvania Training & Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN ) Resources for Pennsylvania educators & parents.

Kansas Multi-Tier System of Supports (MTSS) Leadership Structure