Minnesota PBIS

Sustaining Schools

Thanks for visiting the Sustaining Schools section of the PBISEvalMN website! Your school is considered to be "sustaining" if you have already completed the two-year PBIS training sequence. This section includes:

  • data calendar,
  • Implementation effort and fidelity assessment options for your school to support action planning (TIC, SAS, SET, BoQ, and the TFI),
  • Information for Sustaining Exemplar Recognition,
  • A request form for school 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
  • Action Planning resources.

Why use data if we are already sustaining 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.

Data Recommendations – Minnesota Safe Learning Models

Schools and programs have been using their county health data and Safe Learning Model Guidance to evaluate their ability to implement required and recommended public health practices this year.

It is important for school teams to take time to look at their implementation and outcome data for the year to help make plans for this school year and the transition to next year. This is also an opportunity to reflect on practices that have been used during distance and hybrid learning as you continue to support staff, students and families during these transitions.

Download the most current end of year data recommendations, and contact your regional coordinator if you have any questions or would like additional support.