What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports?
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based approach for
supporting students to be successful in schools. PBIS was developed from research in the fields
of behavior theory and effective instruction. PBIS supports all students through interventions
ranging from a school-wide system to a system for developing individualized plans for specific
students. School-wide PBIS focuses on the development and implementation of pro-active
procedures and practices to prevent problem behavior for all students and improve school
climate. The focus is on fostering the desired behaviors through positive interventions