Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based three-tiered framework to improve and integrate all of the data, systems, and practices affecting student outcomes every day. PBIS creates schools where all students succeed.

PBIS Tier Triangle

Information and graphics provided by PBIS.org

Tier 3: Intensive, Individualized Prevention (Few)
Tier 3 supports are the most intensive supports the school offers. These supports require are the most resource intensive due to the individualized approach of developing and carrying out interventions. At this level, schools typically rely on formal assessments to determine a student’s need and to develop an individualized support plan. Student plans often include goals related to both academics as well as behavior support. Click here for more information on Tier 3.

Tier 2: Targeted Prevention (Some)
This level of support focuses on improving specific skill deficits students have. Schools often provide Tier 2 supports to groups of students with similar targeted needs. Providing support to a group of students provides more opportunities for practice and feedback while keeping the intervention maximally efficient. Students may need some assessment to identify whether they need this level of support and which skills to address. Tier 2 supports help students develop the skills they need to benefit core programs at the school. Click here for more information on Tier 2.

Tier 1: Universal Prevention (All)
Tier 1 supports serve as the foundation for behavior and academics. Schools provide these universal supports to all students. For most students, the core program gives them what they need to be successful and to prevent future problems. Click here for more information on Tier 1.

Monroe County Schools implements PBIS as an avenue to increase instructional time for students and staff. PBIS is an evidence-based, data-driven framework proven to reduce disciplinary incidents, increase a school’s sense of safety and support improved academic outcomes. Monroe County schools apply a multi-tiered approach to prevention, using disciplinary data and principles of behavior analysis to develop school-wide, targeted and individualized interventions and supports to improve school climate for all students.

Georgia Department of Education Information about PBIS

National PBIS Website

School Wide Information Systems (SWIS)