Minnesota PBIS

PBIS Evaluation: 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.