The mission of the Hewitt-Texas PBIS team is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment
that enhances student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior.
What is PBIS?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to support and educate ALL STUDENTS. It is a proactive approach to school-wide discipline that is based on three levels of prevention/intervention to address the needs of all students. PBIS is not a curriculum, intervention, or practice, but rather 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.
PBIS emphasizes four integrated elements:
- Data for decision-making
- Measurable outcomes supported and evaluated by data
- Practices with evidence that these outcomes are achievable
- Systems that efficiently and effectively support implementation of these practices
Six Principles that guide the four elements of PBIS:
- Develop a continuum of scientifically-based behavior and academic interventions and supports
- Use data to make decisions and solve problems
- Arrange the environment to prevent the development and occurrence of problem behavior
- Teach and encourage pro-social skills and behaviors
- Implement evidence-based behavioral practices with fidelity and accountability
- Screen universally and monitor student performance & progress continuously