Submitted by Eben McKnight, Technical Assistance Provider
In 2011-2012, 17 schools took part in the first cohort of the grant. Each school participated in two years of off-site training and one year of on-site technical assistance on continuums of support for literacy and behavior. At the conclusion of each year, the schools were given the SET (School-wide Evaluation Tool) in order to measure the progress of universal systems for behavior support. The School-wide Evaluation Tool is designed to assess seven major areas of a school-wide PBIS system. A score of at least 80 percent on the “Teaching Expectations” component and an overall score of at least 80 percent indicate that a school has the core features necessary for implementing school-wide PBIS to fidelity. The SET should be used in conjunction with other surveys and measures to create a complete picture of a school’s SWPBIS implementation status.
During the grant, the schools that participated showed improvement in systems and practices related to behavior supports, as evidenced by increased scores over all areas of the SET. After the third year, 88 percent of the schools met the 80-percent benchmark.
Published: January 21, 2015