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Tier 1

PBIS What is Tier 1 Support?

Tier 1 systems, data, and practices are intended for all students, across all settings. They establish the foundation for delivering regular, proactive support and preventing unwanted behaviors. Tier 1 emphasizes prosocial skills and expectations by teaching and acknowledging appropriate student behavior. Teams, data, consistent policies, professional development, and evaluation are essential components for these practices to work effectively.

The core principles guiding Tier 1 PBIS include the understanding that we can and should:

  • * Effectively teach appropriate behavior to all children
  • * Intervene early before unwanted behaviors escalate
  • * Use research-based, scientifically validated interventions whenever possible
  • * Monitor student progress
  • * Use data to make decisions

The PBIS Triangle

PBIS Tier 1

The green area represents Tier 1 that supports all students. The yellow area represents Tier 2, which supports 10-15% of students. Tier 3 is represented by the red part and is intended to support 3-5% of our students.

PBIS Explore the Evidence Base for Tier 1

At its foundation, PBIS is a framework supported by research spanning decades. Study after study confirms the positive impact Tier 1 systems and practices have on improving student outcomes. The evaluation brief, "Is School-wide Positive Behavior Support an Evidence-based Practice?" and the article "Examining the Evidence Base for School-wide Positive Behavior Support" each lay out some of the research and provide additional resources to explore the topic further.

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PBIS The Tier 1 Team

In addition to monitoring Tiers 1 and 2 systems, the PBIS leadership team meets regularly to refine school-wide practices and evaluate their effectiveness. The team reviews discipline data, and is transitioning to including curriculum-based measures, state tests, and other data sources related to improving school-wide outcomes. Currently our team includes the Tier 1 and 2 leads, our school principal, Tier 1 and 2 leads support, Tier 2 facilitators, our wellness coordinator, and our district PBIS coach.

Currently, we are in need of a parent to join our team. If you are interested and are available to attend our meetings the third Tuesday of every month, from 3:00-4:00 pm, please contact our school principal.