MO SW-PBS Schools have a positive, proactive and instructional approach to discipline. When all staff share in a proactive instructional approach, all school settings are more predictable and supportive of appropriate student behavior.
Successful school improvement efforts share one commonality–strong leadership. MO SW-PBS schools depend on a supportive administrator, a strong leadership team, and at least 80% of staff commitment and active engagement to successfully implement SW-PBS.
MO SW-PBS Schools identify 3-5 broad expectations and define these expectations with specific behaviors in schoolwide, non-classroom, and classroom settings. This provides staff with a common and consistent language.
Students need specific positive feedback and reinforcement in order to learn and maintain appropriate behavior. MO SW-PBS Schools develop and implement systems that encourage all adults to provide all students with high rates of specific positive feedback for appropriate behavior.
MO SW-PBS Schools develop standard procedures for responding to inappropriate student behavior. These procedures help staff avoid overreacting to inappropriate behaviors, avoid unnecessary exclusion of students from the learning environment, add an instructional component to address inappropriate behavior, and create predictable environments for students.
The efficient and effective collection and use of data to drive decision making is key to successful implementation of SW-PBS. MO SW-PBS Schools use data to make important decisions that target adult actions to address student needs. Data is used to monitor student outcomes and implementation fidelity.
Directions for the new School Climate Survey for students.