PBIS Symposium-CA Data - Santa Clara County Office of Education

PBIS Implementation in CA:
An Early Look at State-wide
Dr. Josh Harrower
California State University, Monterey Bay
California PBIS Resources
• California has two PBIS Implementation Sites
supported by the OSEP Technical Assistance Center
on PBIS:
• Northern CA PBIS TAC at the Santa Clara County
Office of Education
• Led by Dr. Rebecca Mendiola
• Rebecca_Mendiola@sccoe.org
• (408) 453-6706
• PBIS CalTAC, Inc.
• Led by Barbara Kelley
• info@pbiscaltac.org
• (949) 933-5248
California PBIS Coalition
• A group of county/regional leaders who provide training
and technical assistance to support the implementation
of PBIS in their regions of the State.
• Established in 2011, and still recruiting members!
• Members participate in monthly meetings (via WebEx)
• Mission Statement:
• Promote a safe and positive social culture in all
California school communities
• Share effective academic and behavioral
• Provide opportunities for networking
• Support deeper learning of PBIS implementation
A Look at the Data
How many California schools are actively
engaged in implementation of schoolwide positive behavior support?
A Look at the Data
How many preschools?
How many elementary?
How many middle schools?
How many high schools?
How many PreK-8?
How many alternative/JJ schools?
A Look at the Data
Are California schools implementing
PBIS with fidelity?
• Based on results from the
School-wide Evaluation Tool
(SET) and the Benchmarks of
Quality (BoQ)
A Look at the Data
• How Many CA Schools are Implementing PBIS?
• Approximately 600
• ~ 375 Elementary
• ~ 110 Middle
• ~ 50 High School
• ~ 20 Alternative
• ~ 50 Other (e.g. Pre-K – 8th; Pre-K – 12th)
• Are CA Schools Implementing PBIS with Fidelity?
• 2011-2012
• 81% Mean SET Score Across Features
• 65% Mean BoQ Score Across Elements
• 2012-2013
• 83% Mean SET Score Across Features
• 62% Mean BoQ Score Across Elements
Responding to CA Policy Changes
• Local Control Funding Formula
• Requires Districts to develop Local Control
Accountability Plans outlining annual goals for all
students and for those in significant subgroups,
along with action plans for achieving the goals in
8 priority areas including:
• “School climate including suspensions and
expulsions, safety and campus connections”
(California Department of Education)
• PBIS offers an evidence-based approach to
directly address this priority
School-wide Information
System (SWIS) Suite
School-Wide Information System (SWIS)
SWIS assists educators in using office referral data to design
school-wide and individual student interventions. It is used by
almost 9,000 schools to monitor and report on school-wide student
Check In, Check Out (CICO-SWIS)
CICO-SWIS is used by 3,000 schools and provides them with
tracking and reporting for targeted interventions.
Individual Student Information System (ISIS-SWIS)
ISIS-SWIS provides data for efficient behavior tracking, problem
solving, and decision making focused on individual students. It is
being used by educators to organize, monitor, and improve
individual student support.
PBIS Assessment
• Individual Schools
• PBIS Assessment improves the implementation
fidelity of PBIS by measuring the extent of PBIS
implementation within a school in three ways:
• Initial Assessment of discipline practices to
determine how PBIS should be adopted.
• Implementation Assessment of the fidelity with
which PBIS procedures are being used, and the
design of action plans to improve implementation
• Sustained Assessment of the implementation of
PBIS at all three tiers to facilitate on-going use of
core PBIS features.
PBIS Assessment
• PBIS Assessment
• provides validated instruments to measure the extent
to which PBIS is being implemented (fidelity)
• assists in the development of action plans to enhance
implementation efforts
• Ideal for generation of a district’s Local Control
Accountability Plan in the area of school climate
• The catch?
• It’s free of charge…!
Next Steps:
A Vision for PBIS in CA
• Schools
Measure PBIS Implementation Fidelity with PBIS Assessments
Share your school’s PBIS story (outcome data, implementation
successes/challenges, etc.)
Ensure/Recruit linkages with District Support (Coach)
• Districts
Establish/Empower District Leadership Team
Ensure availability of Coaching to schools
Recruit/Maintain PBIS Support from COEs
Establish District Policies that support PBIS (positive culture and climate)
• County Offices of Education
Build capacity to provide PBIS training & technical assistance to District
Leadership Teams and Schools
Establish/Empower County Leadership Teams
• CA PBIS Coalition
Support Networking and PBIS capacity building among and across COEs
Provide Annual Symposia/Conferences
Establish/Maintain Connections with the PBIS TA Center and the Association
for Positive Behavior Support (APBS)
Let’s Start Today!
• Today’s Remaining Agenda:
Morning Breakout Sessions
Afternoon Keynote (Dr. Lucille Eber)
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
Spotlight School/District Presentations
• Take Advantage of Opportunities to:
• Network with others implementing PBIS
• Access information/strategies to enhance PBIS
implementation in your school/district/county
• Discuss how to enhance a positive culture and
climate among California schools, to ensure the
success of all California students.
Thank You!
Josh Harrower, Ph. D., BCBA-D
Department of Teacher Education
CSU, Monterey Bay