Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) PBIS is a systems approach to preventing and responding to classroom and school discipline problems. PBIS develops school-wide systems that support staff to teach and promote, appropriate behavior in all students. By reducing behavioral problems, PBIS creates and maintains safe learning environments where teachers can teach and students can learn.
PBIS CICO-SWIS Information
CICO-SWIS is a new application within SWIS to manage data entry and report generation for students participating in the Check-in Check-out program (CICO). Schools can add the CICO feature for an additional $50 a year. To obtain CICO you must contact your facilitator and complete a new License Agreement signed by the school administrator and verify that all 9 CICO-SWIS readiness requirements are met. Two weeks from the time that the new SWIS License Agreement and CICO Readiness Requirements are met, your new account will be activated. The CICO Readiness Requirements can be found on the Kane County Regional Office of Education website under the PBIS link. If you do not intend to acquire the new CICO application, you do not need to complete a new License Agreement.
High rates of problem behavior (disruption, defiance, fighting, insubordination)
Ineffective and inefficient disciplinary practices
Lack of general and specialized behavoral intervention
Lack of supports for staff to address problem behavior
Negative school climates
Reliance on crisis/reactive management
Systems Approach Diagram
PBIS Core Elements
School-wide Discipline Practices and Procedures
Principal Leadership and Active Participation
Team Based Planning and Problem Solving
Use of Building-based Discipline and Acaddemic Data to Make Decisions
An Instructional Approach to Behavior and Classroom Management
Classroom Management and Behaviorally-based Interventions
Functional Assessment Based Behavior Support Planning
Cultivation of Staff Commitment for Consistent Implementation
PBIS Training Includes:
School-wide Team Training
Using School-wide Discipline Data to Effect Change
Targeted Interventions for Students At-risk
Functional Behavior Assessment
Outcomes Achieved in Illinois
An urban, elementary school experienced an 83% reduction in out-of-school suspensions for chronic behavioral problems, including disruption, disrespect, and insubordination.
A suburban middle school experienced a 43% reduction in detentions, a 71% reduction in in-school-suspensions, and a 48% reduction in ouut-of-school suspensions.
A rural Jr/Sr High School experienced a 62% reduction in detentions and a 60% reduction in tardy behavior.
National and State Endorsement for PBIS
PBIS is one of only a handful of research-based approaches recommended by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for creating Safe and Effective Schools. (See the National publication Safeguarding Our Youth: An Action Guide at www.ed.gov)
The Illinois Youth AT-Risk Commission in a Final Report to the Illinois General Assembly highlights PBIS as an effective school-based systems approach to addressing the needs of at-risk youth and children with specialized needs. (SeeYouth At-Risk Commission Report at www.ag.state.il.us)
The U.S. Department of Education has established a National center for the purposes of developing and documenting the outcomes of school-wide disciplinary practices based on PBIS and that Illinois has been selected by the National center to participate as an "exemplary" site for statewide implementation of PBIS. (Seewww.PBIS.org)
Professional Endorsement for PBIS
"The numbers don't lie. I was naturally skeptical about PBIS coming in as a new administrator. I had never seen anything like this, but the statistics prove that the more students are nominated for positive behavior, the fewer problems teachers have with behaviors."
Brett S. Gayer, Principal Martinsville Jr/Sr High School