CT’s School Climate Transformation Grant provides support to schools in the implementation of PBIS in two ways. First, it provides three years of training and technical assistance in implementing the PBIS framework. Six schools were selected through a competitive grant process to receive this support. To learn more about this process, visit the Cohort Schools page.
A second support is FREE half-day technical assistance sessions at PBIS-trained schools across the state. Using the School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI), a facilitator will work with school teams to assess the extent to which the core features of PBIS are in place at each tier of intervention.
The School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (SWPBIS TFI) provides a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. The Inventory is divided into three sections (Tier I: Universal SWPBIS Features; Tier II: Targeted SWPBIS Features; and Tier III: Intensive SWPBIS Features). The purpose of the Inventory is to provide one efficient yet valid and reliable instrument that can be used over time to guide both implementation and sustained use of School-wide PBIS.*
The CT School Climate Transformation Grant TFI provides a trained TFI facilitator to work with the school team on the tool. Schools will receive scores across each Tier, indicating the extent to which PBIS core features are in place as well as an action plan for implementation improvement developed by the school team in cooperation with the facilitator. Following the technical assistance session, the school will receive a follow-up report with highlights of implementation and recommendations for improvement.
*Algozzine, B., Barrett, S., Eber, L., George, H., Horner, R., Lewis, T., Putnam, B., Swain-Bradway, J., McIntosh, K., & Sugai, G. (2014). School-wide PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory. OSEP Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. www.pbis.org.