Minnesota PBIS

What is the SAS?

The Self-Assessment Survey (SAS) is used by school staff to assess the following behavior support systems in your school:

  • School-wide systems,
  • Non-classroom setting systems,
  • Classroom systems, and
  • Individual student systems.

Title: School-Wide Systems Venn Diagram - Description: One large blue circle titled School-wide with 4 smaller blue ovals overlapping inside labeled classroom, non classroom, student and family

This is a survey of all school staff that helps to identify staff priorities for action planning, especially from staff members that are not currently on your schoolwide PBIS team. It measures four of the five effective behavior support systems in your school that contribute to a positive school climate. Click here to download an overview of the SAS.

When to use the SAS?

Your school team should plan to use the SAS every year until you reach fidelity on TFI, BoQ or SET. Then consider using a SAS at least once every three years, as shown in the recommendations from current research below:

"… [schools] seeking a balance between external evaluation and utility for implementation action planning could consider using measures like the TFI and BOQ with an external coach or technical assistance provider present to ensure that responses are accurate (McIntosh et al., 2017). Such an assessment plan, especially when paired with a periodic (every few years) assessment of all staff perceptions with the SAS, may have the most promise for assessing high-quality implementation." (Mercer et al. 2017)

See the data calendar webpage for Schools in Training for information about when your school should expect to complete and use the SAS.
More information about the SAS can be found here. If you have questions about how to set up a SAS for your staff on PBISApps, please contact your RIP coordinator.