Connecticut schools and districts are experiencing positive outcomes in response to their initiation and implementation of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. This is evidenced by data collected, analyzed, and submitted via three online data collection and management systems: School-wide Information System (SWIS), PBIS Surveys and PBIS Eval, as well as through the personal testimony of the Principals implementing SWPBIS in their schools.
As one local Principal reports:
“I am a big advocate of the PBIS system. Through involving staff in the defining, structuring, and implementation of each component of the process, we have had a measurable impact on our referral rate, which dropped 35% in the first year and has remained there in year two. We plan to keep PBIS in place and continue to refine and extend our efforts. Every school should go through the process.”
Michael Litke, Principal, O’Brien Elementary School, East Hartford Public Schools.
To read more about the positive outcomes Connecticut schools are experiencing as a result of PBIS, please download the 2010 PBIS Data Report.