- NE-SWPBS (Northeast School-Wide Positive Behavior Support)
Connecticut is a member of the NorthEast School-wide Positive Behavior Support Network. The Network website provides information about upcoming events, training materials, and contact information for Northeast PBIS leaders and resources.
- PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports)
The PBIS National Technical Assistance Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs is a wonderful resource featuring materials for Schools in implementing and training.
One of the great benefits of implementing PBIS is the use of data to inform decision making. By accessing PBISApps, schools can use an ever-expanding series of data management, evaluation, and assessment tools to have the most up-to-date information from which to make decisions.
- Using Scientific Research-Based Interventions: Improving Education for All Students
In 2008, Connecticut adopted the Scientific Research-Based Intervention process as Connecticut’s approach to the national initiative, Response to Intervention (RTI) intervention. A guiding document was published by the CT State Department of Education that provides context to the approach and suggests ways in which schools can implement successfully.
- Topical Brief 3: Scientific Research-Based Interventions
Connecticut's Framework for Response to Intervention- Addressing the Needs of the Whole Child: Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Physical Health, as well as Academic Achievement, in Connecticut's SRBI Process.
“This topical brief is the third in a series designed to clarify and assist the work of Connecticut educators engaged in implementing Scientific Research-Based Interventions (SRBI). The term SRBI was adopted by the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) in August 2008 (Connecticut’s Framework for Response to Intervention [RTI]) and is synonymous with the term RTI. RTI is the term used nationally to describe the practice of providing high-quality instruction and interventions matched to student needs, monitoring progress frequently to make decisions about changes in instruction or goals, and applying data to inform educational decisions (National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 2008). The purpose of RTI or SRBI is, of course, to ensure that all students learn and acquire the behavioral and academic competencies that they will need to be successful in school and in society.” (SRBI Topical Brief 3)
PBIS implementation fits perfectly within the SRBI framework as it provides commons school-wide behavioral expectations and provides interventions for those students who need more support to meet those expectations.
- PBIS SERC Info
- PBIS as an Effective Approach to Bullying Prevention & Intervention: Complying with CT Public Act 11-232
When the subject of student behavior is raised, a conversation about bullying inevitably follows. The State Education Resource Center (SERC) published a guide to how PBIS can support a school in meeting the requirements of Public Act 11-232, more commonly known as the "Bullying Law."- PBIS provides ways in which schools can meet the requirements of the law while also addressing the behaviors.
- PBIS General Info Family Page
The PBIS National Technical Assistance Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs is a wonderful resource featuring materials for Families and Communities around supporting PBIS implementation.
- Improving Student Behavior and School Discipline with Family Community Involvement
Families want to know that schools are helping to support student learning by creating environments that support that learning. This study reports the results of efforts of school officials to implement family and community involvement activities to reduce the number of disciplinary actions and to ensure a school climate focused on learning. (SPDG)