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 Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. More than 24,500 U.S. schools are implementing PBIS and saving countless instructional hours otherwise lost to discipline. The premise of PBIS is that continual teaching, combined with acknowledgement or feedback of positive student behavior will reduce unnecessary discipline and promote a climate of greater productivity, safety and learning. PBIS schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students. (OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports)
 

New for FY18!

School Climate Star Rating Dashboard

Georgia Insights, a data visualization initiative of the Georgia Department of Education, developed a user-friendly dashboard to display the results of the Georgia School Climate Star Rating, the state’s measure of school climate. Each school receives a 1- to 5-star rating, with five stars representing an excellent school climate, and one star representing a school climate most in need of improvement. The Georgia Insights website allows you to type in your school and search their performance on a number of indicators that are tied to the climate of a school. An introductory video and calculation guide are also linked.

Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)

The Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) gives teams a single, efficient, valid, reliable survey to guide implementation and sustained use of SWPBIS. Using the TFI, teams measure the extent to which school personnel apply the core features of SWPBIS at all three tiers – either individually or collectively. Schools may take the TFI as:
• An initial assessment to determine if they are using, or need, SWPBIS
• A guide for implementation of Tier I, Tier II, and/or Tier III practices
• An index of sustained SWPBIS implementation
• A metric for identifying schools for recognition within their state implementation efforts
Click the link above to view a series of videos on how to complete the TFI that are designed for District Coordinators and School PBIS Teams!

Interested in PBIS Implementation? 

School Climate

The Get Georgia Reading Campaign developed five Early Learning Climate videos created for administrators, teachers, parents, policymakers—anyone with a stake in creating healthy classrooms in Georgia—that show how to apply positive learning climate practices in everyday, real-life classroom scenarios.

We encourage you to use the videos in your trainings, curriculums, presentations, and keynotes to increase awareness of the importance of positive learning climate practices.

“Georgia Education Leaders Release Videos to Demonstrate Safe, Secure, Positive Learning Environments for All Children”

PBIS in the Classroom Modules

These modules are designed to be used with the support of the school PBIS leadership team to integrate PBIS practices in the classroom.  The modules will cover material in the order in which they appear on the Benchmarks of Quality.

PBIS in the Classroom Modules

The Georgia PBIS Strategic Plan

Georgia's PBIS LEAs and Schools 

The Georgia Department of Education recognizes districts and schools for supporting positive school climate through the implementation of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. The purpose of the recognition system is to identify schools that exemplify best practices in the implementation of Tier 1, (PBIS). To qualify for state recognition, system schools must be in a LEA with active support through a District Leadership Team, District Coordinator, and a district action plan. The LEA must be actively supported by the GaDOE Team, and the school must be implementing for at least 1 school year.

Recognition Lists 

Recognition and End of Year Resources


Project AWARE
Georgia Project AWARE is a SAMHSA funded initiative designed to increase awareness of mental health issues among school-aged youth; provide training in Youth Mental Health First Aid; and connect children, youth, and families who may have behavioral health issues with appropriate services (SAMHSA, Center for Mental Health Services, 2015). The GaDOE is partnering with the following PBIS districts to provide training in Youth Mental Health First Aid and to develop processes and procedures for connecting youth and families to community based mental health services: Muscogee County, Newton County, and Griffin-Spalding Schools.

 

 

 Contact Information

 
Justin Hill
Program Manager
Phone: (404) 657-9953
FAX: (404) 657-7489
 
Sharon Champion
Administrative Support
Phone: (404) 463-9238
FAX: (404) 651-6457
 
Please contact the PBIS Team for more Information on PBIS Implementation gapbis@doe.k12.ga.us

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 Important Links

 
 

 Recorded Georgia PBIS Team Webinars

 
 

 Georgia PBIS Newsletters

 
 

 PBIS News Stories and Events in Georgia

 
 

 Partners