Sustainability Strategies - NC DPI Behavior Support Section

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Sustaining PBIS:
How to Keep a Good
Thing Going Strong
Kent McIntosh
University of Oregon
2014 NC PBIS Recognition Celebration
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Thanks and Acknowledgments

State and District Partners
 Stephanie Austin
 Angel
Goodwine Batts
 Alyson Honeycutt
 Beth Kolb

 Cayce
McCamish
 Teri Putnam
 Heather Reynolds
 Laura Winter
Staff in…
 Cabarrus
County
 Carteret County
 Cleveland County
 Davidson
County
 Rockingham County
 Wayne County
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Session Goals
1.
2.
Describe the factors promoting sustainability
of PBIS in schools
Provide strategies for sustaining PBIS
…as soon as tomorrow
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Definition

Sustainability
 Durable
implementation of a practice at a
level of fidelity that continues to produce
valued outcomes (McIntosh et al., 2009)
What are the odds that a given
school initiative will sustain?
(Latham, 1988)
Four Principles for
Sustaining PBIS
Promote PRIORITY
 Ensure EFFECTIVENESS
 Increase EFFICIENCY
 Use data for CONTINUOUS
REGENERATION

What is PRIORITY?
Importance in comparison to other
practices
 Incorporation into core system
components
 Connection to other initiatives

Promoting PRIORITY

Maximize visibility
 Present
data to people with resources
 Describe effects of abandoning support for the
practice
Get into written policy
 Braid project with other initiatives

 Show
how practice can lead to
outcomes of new initiatives
What is braiding?
(Bohanon, Goodman, & McIntosh, 2009)
Social &
Emotional
Learning
Restorative
Practices
Anti-Bullying
Initiatives
School-based
Mental Health
MTSS
Academic
RTI
Reducing
Racial
Inequities
Steps in Braiding Initiatives
1.
Identify shared, valued outcomes

What are our overall goals?
School Climate
and Academic
Achievement
Carmen Gietz
Kent McIntosh
Gietz, C. & McIntosh, K. (2014).
Relations between student perceptions
of their school environment and
academic achievement. Canadian
Journal of School Psychology, 29, 161176.
BC Student Satisfaction Survey
(1042 schools in BC, over 250,000 students)
Do you know how your school expects
students to behave?
 At school, are you bullied, teased, or
picked on?
 Do you feel safe at school?
 Do you feel welcome at your school?

Significant Predictors of
Reading Achievement: Grade 4
Do you know how your school expects
students to behave?
 At school, are you bullied, teased, or
picked on?
 Do you feel safe at school?
 Do you feel welcome at your school?

Significant Predictors of
Reading Achievement: Grade 7
Do you know how your school expects
students to behave?
 At school, are you bullied, teased, or
picked on?
 Do you feel safe at school?
 Do you feel welcome at your school?

Can PBIS lead to
better academic
achievement?
Kelm, J. L., McIntosh, K., & Cooley, S.
(2014). Effects of implementing schoolwide positive behavior support on social
and academic outcomes. Canadian
Journal of School Psychology, 29,
195-212.
BC Elementary School Example:
Office Discipline Referrals
BC Elementary School Example:
Out of School Suspensions
Student Satisfaction Survey:
Grade 4
At school, are you bullied, teased or picked on?
100
90
% many times or all of the time
80
70
60
2008
50
2009
40
30
20
10
0
School
District
FSA Results 2007-09: Grade 4
Reading Comprehension
100
90
% meeting or exceeding
80
70
60
2008
50
2009
40
30
20
10
0
School
District
So…how is PBIS like MTSS?

MTSS
 Multi-tiered
Systems of Support
(Sugai & Horner, 2009)
Use of evidence-based practices
 Focus on prevention for all
 Continuum of support for those who need it
 Use of teams
 Systems for data-based decision making


So…PBIS is an MTSS – for behavior!
PBIS as a foundation to address
discipline disproportionality
1.
2.
3.
4.
Proactive, instructional approach may
prevent problem behavior and exposure to
biased responses to problem behavior
Increasing positive student-teacher
interactions may enhance relationships to
prevent challenges
More objective referral and discipline
procedures may reduce subjectivity and
influence of cultural bias
Professional development may provide
teachers with more instructional responses
(Greflund et al., 2014)
PBIS and Discipline Disproportionality
(Vincent, Swain-Bradway, Tobin & May, 2011)
25%
20%
15%
SWPBIS
No SWPBIS
10%
5%
0%
200506
200607
200708
A 5-point
Intervention
to Enhance
Equity in
School
Discipline
http://www.pbis.org/school/equity-pbis
5-point Intervention to Enhance
Equity in School Discipline
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Use effective instruction to reduce the
achievement gap
Implement PBIS to build a foundation of
prevention
Collect, use, and report disaggregated
student discipline data
Develop policies with accountability for
disciplinary equity
Teach neutralizing routines for vulnerable
decision points
http://www.pbis.org/school/equity-pbis
http://www.pbis.org/school/equity-pbis
Steps in Braiding Initiatives
1.
Identify shared, valued outcomes

2.
Defend against activities that don’t help
us meet those goals

3.
What are our overall goals?
No free lunches
Find common structures (and language)
that can be integrated

Teams, data, professional development
Make PBIS Efforts Public!

Newsletters
 To

Monthly/quarterly reports
 To

parents
school staff
Formal presentations
 To
school board
 To district administrators
 To PTA
 To community agencies and businesses

Local news
Newsletters
What is EFFECTIVENESS?
Extent to which the practice results in
desired outcomes
 Effects must be attributed to the practice

Positive Referrals vs. ODRs:
FG Leary Fine Arts School, Chilliwack, BC
35000
400
350
30000
250
20000
200
15000
150
10000
100
5000
50
0
0
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
Office Discipline Referrals
Positive Referral Slips
300
25000
ODR's
Positives
Ensuring EFFECTIVENESS
Focus on FIDELITY OF IMPLEMENTATION
 Assess it regularly
 Use it to enhance what you
already do
 Share data showing how
fidelity is related to effects

Measures to assess FIDELITY
Team Implementation Checklist (TIC)
 PBIS Self-Assessment Survey (SAS)
 School-wide Evaluation Tool (SET)
 School-wide Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ)
 Benchmark of Advanced Tiers (BAT)
 Monitoring Advanced Tiers Tool (MATT)
 PBIS Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI)
Available at: http://pbisapps.org

What is EFFICIENCY?
Relationship between continued effort and
continued effectiveness
 Weighed against other potential practices

Increasing EFFICIENCY

Get it down on paper
 Lesson
plans
 Schedules
 Agendas

Focus on efficient team meetings
What is CONTINUOUS
REGENERATION?
Collection of data to monitor fidelity,
outcomes and context
 Adaptation over time while keeping critical
features intact
 Ongoing investment in building local
capacity

Using data for CONTINUOUS
REGENERATION

Adjust practices for a changing
environment
 Priority
 Effectiveness
 Efficiency

Connect with a
community of practice
Create Communities of Practice
Share fairs, networking sessions, district
mini-conferences, web-based sharing
 Opportunities for school teams to:

 Celebrate
successes
 Learn from peers
 Steal ideas
 Continue momentum
 Invite important stakeholders
Legal Downloads
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 http://pbismaryland.org
 http://www.cenmi.org/miblsi
 http://www.modelprogram.com/
 http://www.PBISmn.org/
 http://www.PBISvideos.org/
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Using Data for Decision Making
Sifton Elementary, Vancouver, WA
60
50
Total ODRs
40
Playground
30
Classroom
20
10
0
October
November
Sifton Playground Challenge
Using Data for Decision Making
Sifton Elementary, Vancouver, WA
60
50
Total ODRs
40
Playground
30
Classroom
20
10
0
October
November
Cautions for
Continuous Regeneration
When you keep it fresh…
…avoid lethal mutations
 Consider the critical features of what makes
PBIS effective

 Reward
systems – recognition of their success
Not a scrap of paper without recognition
 Not insincere praise
 Not the same for everyone!

Something for
Tomorrow
“Positive Parent Postcards”
Teachers are given a stamped, preaddressed postcard for each student in
their classrooms at the start of the year
 GOAL: send a quick, positive note home
for each student in the school

“The Blank Matrix Activity”
Provide students with a school-wide matrix
(with blank expectation by setting cells)
 Have students write (or draw) expectations
for each area
 Use results to:

 Revise
matrix to include more
“student-friendly” examples
 Identify areas or expectations that need
reteaching
Create a Plan to Sustain from the
Start

“Train and Hope”
 Not
an effective approach to implement a
practice

“Implement and Hope”
 Not
an effective way to sustain a practice
3 big ideas to plan for sustainability…
1. Start with the Ending
Let the outcomes drive the selection of
practices
 Identify the valued outcomes for everyone

 No
one has ever been bullied or nagged into
long-term sustainability

Measure and use data in decision making
2. Death, Taxes, and…
…Turnover
If the fidelity drops, the effects stop
 Plan for your champions to move on/up

 Who

is the most essential person right now?
Focus on POSITIONS, not PERSONS
 Districts:

Create positions tied to the practice
Titles, Job Descriptions, FTE
 Schools:
Cycle people on and off the PBIS team
New staff on
 Veterans off

3. If you keep doing what you’re
doing, you MAY NOT keep getting
what you’re getting

Environments change –
 Adjust
to changes
New ideas keep the practice novel
 Spread the practice

 To
new settings
 To new systems
Contact Information

Kent McIntosh
Special Education Program
1235 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403
[email protected]
Cannon Beach, Oregon
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