PBIS New Report Card: 2014-2015

Our Report Card uses three measures that focus on who we’ve trained, how well they have implemented and the impact on students.

PBIS Data Report and Summary: 2014-2015

The purpose of this publication is to summarize the goals, outcomes, and needs of Connecticut's Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Initiatives (PBIS).

PBIS as an Effective Approach to Bullying Prevention & Intervention: Complying with Connecticut General Statutes §10-222d-k

The PBIS framework gives schools the tools to focus on important student outcomes, integrate related practices and initiatives, engage positively and preventively with students and parents, and use data to provide contextually and culturally related implementation. This publication illustrates the consistency between the PBIS framework and the structure established under Connecticut General Statutes §10-222d-k.

CT’s Fourteen-Year Expansion to a CT PBIS Model for Training, Coaching and Evaluation

SERC has joined with the Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER), six Regional Educational Service Centers (RESCs) in Connecticut, and the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) to establish the Connecticut PBIS Collaborative. The Collaborative works to standardize Connecticut’s approach to training and supporting districts and school-based teams in PBIS implementation through shared training materials and resources. SERC has also developed a comprehensive statewide database of all schools trained by CBER, SERC, and RESCs. In the fall of 2014, Connecticut was one of twelve states awarded the School Climate Transformation Grant (SCTG). Connecticut’s focus is on building capacity of state-level PBIS trainers and coordinators, building capacity of districts to coordinate and implement PBIS, and aligning with current funding sources.

Fidelity of Tier I SWPBIS: a close examination of implementation

Implementation fidelity of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) at Tier I is measured with a number of research-validated tools. Presented here are results from three surveys completed annually:
  • the School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET), a survey performed by an external evaluator;
  • the Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ), a survey completed by the school’s internal PBIS leadership team; and
  • the Self-Assessment Survey (SAS), a survey completed by all school staff members.
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A Family Guide to PBIS in Connecticut

This booklet has been prepared for families and community members to provide information about the use of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in their local schools. It describes PBIS and outlines how it supports student success in school, at home, and within the community.

New Guidance on Responding to Bullying of Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) investigates and resolves complaints of disability discrimination at public schools. OCR recently issued guidance to public schools (available in Spanish) to help school officials understand their federal responsibilities to respond to bullying of students with disabilities.

OCR also issued a fact sheet for parents (available in Spanish) that addresses key points of the guidance and provides information on where to go for help. To learn more about federal civil rights laws or how to file a complaint, contact OCR at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..