Thank you for visiting the Non-Cohort Schools section of the PBISEvalMN website! Your school is considered to be "non-cohort" if your school team has not completed the two-year PBIS training sequence through MDE or the Regional Implementation Projects (RIPs). Instead, your school team may have:
- Received training through other supports, and/or
- Used the fidelity assessments provided by PBISApps.org to guide your action plans to begin implementing PBIS.
This section includes a data calendar, information about implementation fidelity assessment options for your school (TIC, SAS, SET, BoQ, and/or the TFI), information about becoming a Recognition School, a request form for reports, a place to submit your Office Discipline Referral (ODR) data if you are a school that does not use the School-Wide Information System (SWIS), and a section on Action Planning.
Why use data if we are already implementing PBIS?
Collecting and using data are core components of PBIS. Doing these things will help your team monitor and share progress in both PBIS implementation fidelity and student outcomes (behavior). Using data to action plan also informs what your school is doing well and areas for growth.
Research that included PBIS implementing schools in Minnesota and in other states has shown that school team actions, especially the frequency of sharing data with the whole school staff, are statistically significantly related to PBIS sustainability, as shown in the bullet list below. (McIntosh et al., 2014)
#1 Predictor of PBIS Sustainability = Team Sharing Data
- School team/staff skill,
- Regular team meetings,
- Data collection,
- Use of data for decision making,
- Presenting data to staff & community.