Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS)
PBIS is a framework or approach for assisting school personnel in adopting and organizing evidence-based behavioral interventions into an integrated continuum that enhances academic and social behavior outcomes for all students.
Implementation Materials & Resources
The OSEP-funded National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports (PBIS) was established to address the behavioral and discipline systems needed for successful learning and social development of students. The Center provides capacity-building information and technical support about behavioral systems to assist states and districts in the design of effective schools.
Students are more likely to succeed when schools address behavior and learning together. Michigan's Integrated Behavior and Learning Support Initiative (MIBLSI) partners with school districts to help implement and sustain these supports for improved student outcomes.
An integrated model of support is based on several shared functions across behavior and reading. These function include:
- A team approach
- Universal screening
- Evidence-based practices
- Progress monitoring
- Data-based decision making
The Association for Positive Behavior Support (APBS) is an international organization dedicated to improving the support of individuals in order to reduce behavioral challenges, increasing independence, and ensure the development of constructive behaviors to meet life goals in the areas of social relationships, employment, academic achievement, functional life-skills, self-determination, health, and safety.
The vision of the State Board of Education is to create learning environments that prepare students to be successful citizens in the 21st Century. The educational community must provide a system that will support students' efforts to manage their own behavior and assure academic achievement. An effective behavior support system is a proactive, positive, skill-building approach for the teaching and learning of successful student behavior. Positive behavior support systems ensure effective strategies that promote pro-social behavior and respectful learning environments.
On August 12, 2014, the Michigan State Board of Education unanimously adopted the Model Student Code of Conduct 2014 as a tool to assist Michigan school districts in developing, updating, or revising their local code. The Code of Conduct encourages schools to implement strategies for social and emotional learning such as Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), Michigan Model for Health® and restorative practices.